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Great place for kids

I love this park. It is well maintained, and the kids area is large enough for a ton of kids. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
A Treasure! Perfect setting for walks: youngsters through oldsters.

Great walking paths, beautiful in Spring (and all seasons). Easy walking paths. And some more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Silver Spring, MD
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this park. It is well maintained, and the kids area is large enough for a ton of kids. We have had several family cook outs in the park, and it has always been fun. The Halloween train is awesome too.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great walking paths, beautiful in Spring (and all seasons). Easy walking paths. And some more challenging. Generally good parking. Beautiful gardens throughout. Great opportunities for pictures.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rosiek
Reviewed March 13, 2019

This large park has probably about 10 miles of trails, some paved and others with a natural surface. Lots of picnic tables and a huge playground for the kids. Even a train!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kanford46
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Great place to go with family for picnic. Take the kids as we did when they were growing up, they had Old McDonalds Farm. Then went back years later with grand kids. Love the train ride. I am especially appreciate the park for taking the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joann I
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Caters to numerous outdoor activities for all ages, from young to seniors. From tennis, ice skating, gardens, train ride, butterfly farm, running brooks, deer, horseback riding, Christmas lights, model trains. So much to do and a great place for picnicking. .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chakbeh
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The last time I visited this Park was 7 years ago, in September 2012. We had picnic at one of the Shed/Shelter and were able to hike to the Brookside Gardens. It was cold and windy during my visit this time. The Carousel and Miniature...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed January 16, 2019

At any given time of the year, Brookside Gardens abound with flowers in bloom, memorable and picturesque views by the ponds and grounds, and the ducks, geese, and herons join walkers as they stroll through meticulous and gloriously crafted trails. Peace, tranquility, and calm abound...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
Thank 81grandma1942
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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 November 6, 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
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