Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton

#7 of 10 in Parks in Montgomery County
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  • This is a great place to walk about and to ease your spirit when the weather permits. The flora changes with each season as do the special events. It's just lovely - a real gem of nature in an urban e...  more »
  • We went to Brookside Gardens and found that this place is connected by a short walk. If you want to drive from the Garden you can too. It has a convenient parking lot in front. It was completely free ...  more »
  • Brookside Nature Center is a small nature center located in the Wheaton Regional Park system. It is connected to Brookside Garden via small gate. The Nature Center is a great place to hike to study ab...  more »
  • I have been here at least once every two weeks for the past 2 years. My wife and my two year old love it even more than I do if that's even possible. It is absolutely a gorgeous Safe Haven in the middle of urban jungle. You completely forget that you are in the city. There's a manicured Garden as well as about a mile of perimeter path with multiple other circuitous pads to walk on both in open field and in wooded Garden. There is a beautiful Pond that always has Turtles and geese. And there is so much more!
  • Cozy little place to take the kids on nature walks and learn about the world around us. My kids love to go there any day of the week when it's open. They enjoy playing on the "campsite" and exploring and learning about wildlife.
  • Very impressed! My three and one year old spent about 40 min in the play area, as well as the rest of the day exploring the adjacent trails and gardens. :)
  • The visitors center here is fantastic! So many engaging and interesting Hands-On things for kids. Grown ups learned a lot too! We also walked around some of the trails, the boardwalk sound the lake, the Pioneer cabin, and exploration playground. Wonderful, and free!
  • Really nice paved walkways (perfect for strollers and wheelchairs) leading out from the parking lots. Unpaved trails just outside. All can lead to the lake, Wheaton regional Park and the nature center.

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