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Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park is a neighborhood park popular among locals. It features an array of amenities like a basketball court, soccer field, picnic areas, grills and playing equipment.
For a fun-filled day, head over to the Water Park at Bohrer Park. The water park, which is located inside the 57-acre Bohrer Park, is meant to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The zero-depth entryway into the pool makes the water accessible to all, which is just one of the great things about this water park. Your kids will love pretending they are on a tropical island when they hang out in the main pool, which boasts palm trees, toys to play with and - best of all - water slides. Kids 48 inches (121.92 centimeters) and over can zip down the double water slide while shorter water park enthusiasts can splash around in the children's splash pool, which was designed with kids 54-inches (137.16 centimeters) and shorter in mind. Families will delight in the shaded picnic areas, and are encouraged to explore the rest of the park when they are done enjoying the water park.
Falls Road Local Park is a popular recreational spot in the neighborhood. This sprawling 20-acre (eight-hectare) landscape features a gazebo, several sports fields and amenities, as well as an award-winning playground.
Spread across 153 acres (61.92 hectares) of lush greenery and landscaped gardens, the Rockville Civic Center Park is a must visit when in the city. Comprising of the Glenview Mansion, Croydon Creek Nature Center, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater and the Social Hall, this tourist attraction is used for many occasions such as cultural and major events. The Classic Revival mansion built in 1926 is now the home of the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery and is available for conferences, weddings and holiday parties. Formerly the Glenview Farm, the Civic Center Park also has various facilities like picnic tables, nature trails, walking paths, climbing walls, playgrounds, tennis courts, open spaces, grill areas and a wildlife sanctuary. The Glenview Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Spread over 530 acres (214 hectares) Cabin John Regional Park park is among the largest community parks in the Bethesda region. The Cabin John Regional Park has something for everyone, featuring picnic spots, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, a nature center, a dog park, skating rink, trails, a campground and a miniature train. The adventure playground and the totem pole are park's special attractions which are immensely popular among the little ones.
McCrillis Gardens was gifted by William and Virginia McCrillis to the Maryland-National Capital Park in 1978. Since then this beautiful, shade garden has been a gem of a place for nature lovers. You will find perennials and other gorgeous blooms that make this place vibrant with color and life. This garden also features a pavilion and benches.
Great Falls Park, straddling both banks of the Potomac River, offers stunning views. The more attractive side of the park lies in Virginia. Rushing whitewater pours through steep, jagged crevices into a narrow gorge. Photographers, hikers, and nature-lovers find much to enjoy here. The park offers many trails, and the towpath of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal parallels the river. Fishing is allowed, but only with a valid permit. Kayaking, canoeing and rafting is recommended for advanced outdoors-men only. The Maryland side also features Great Falls Tavern with displays of canal history. One-hour round trip barge excursions are offered on a restored stretch of the canal from April to November.