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Great place to walk in a suburban setting

Lots of space, trails, small train for children (and adults) in the summer. Close to Brookside... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
great for active children

We bring our almost 5-yr-old frequently to this park. It has something for every developmental... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mamiko H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of space, trails, small train for children (and adults) in the summer. Close to Brookside Gardens, a delightful formal park with small lake, gazebo, greenhouse. A great place to spend an hour or two to relax and take in nature.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We bring our almost 5-yr-old frequently to this park. It has something for every developmental stage (until probably in their early tweens), and a great addition is that it has a functioning and clean-ish bathroom until pretty late into the winter. The walking path is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mamiko H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

There are so many beautiful and interesting sites. The flowers and trails offer so much. Benches are place throughout the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Global661639
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great park to take a 3-4 mile walk in, go ice-skating, take your dog to a dog park. Also, right next to Brookside Gardens, an amazing world-class garden, which has such a wonderful variety of vistas and plants and trees.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 123Well-traveled1234
Reviewed 6 November 2018

So much to recommend: Brookside Gardens - 50+ acres with beautiful display gardens, a conservatory, lectures, special events; the Brookside Nature Center; the playgrounds - for all ages. Carousel and miniature train operate during the summer months. Miles upon miles of trails - some paved,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Quest142532
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This a great place to visit with the whole family. It is a place full of very interesting places such as the butterfly house, the nature centure, the lake, the gardens and more. Also, the train ride and the carousel are a must. I love...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I love this park, lots to do and see. Playground for the little ones and lots of space for family picnics. The park also has horseback and ice-skating.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wadonco
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We have enjoyed the butterfly exhibits several times, and never miss their Winter Wonderland. I never fail to take visitors to visit the rose garden and herb garden, and the spring flowers are magnificent. Between the park and the gardens there is something for everyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Molly P
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

When my grandchildren visit with me on the weekends, Wheaton Regional Park is their hangout. The park is clean and well manicured. I love the playground area, which has equipment for all ages. The space is open and accessible. The train ride and carousel (sp)...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rhondasue46
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I use the tennis courts, both indoor & outdoor extensively. The gardens are beautiful, the Nature center is nice for kids, plenty of walking paths, nice playground. My complaint is an old one as I no longer have any use for campgrounds but they used...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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