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Rockville Civic Center

Rockville, MD - Park

The Rockville Civic Center is actually a huge park campus that includes 153 acres of open space, a great playground, small formal gardens, tennis courts, nature center and hiking trails! We loved our time here on Wednesday and it was mostly empty except 1 photographer in the gardens and 2 kids on the playground. The Glenview mansion was built in 1838 and has a complicated history. “In the decades leading up to the Civil War, Judge Bowie was a Union sympathizer and anti-secessionist, but he was also opposed to abolishing slavery—his home and farm was built and maintained by two dozen enslaved Africans.” 🅿️ Parked behind the mansion next to the tennis courts and walked thru the gardens to the front of the house and then around to the playground. Also parking closer to the playground behind the theater. ♿️ One main road loop that would work for strollers and wheelchairs but the gardens and playground are not accessible.

Hours & Tickets
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Free or Paid: Free
  • Cost: Free
  • Buy Tickets in Advance: No
  • Website: Link
Amenities & More Info
  • Parking Lot
  • ♿  Wheelchair Friendly
  • Outdoors
  • For Kids of All Ages

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