Rockville Civic Center Info:
- City: Rockville, MD
- Type: Park
- Outdoor or Indoor? Outdoor
- Age Range:
- Good for Babies? Yes
- Good for Elementary? Yes
- Good for Teens? Yes
Hours & Tickets
- Hours: Open daily
- Free or Paid? Free
- Cost: Free
- Advance Tickets Required? No
Rockville Civic Center Amenities
- Restrooms? No
- Parking Type? Lot
- Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible? Yes
This mansion is actually the Rockville Civic Center and Park which 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.
🚻 Unfortunately restrooms are currently closed.
😷 Very few people and plenty of room to run and explore!
♿️ One main road loop that would work for strollers and wheelchairs but the gardens and playground are not accessible. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJhmX1xBsS2
More MD Kids Spots here: More spots.
Note: This entry was created in Summer 2021 and will be updated on a quarterly basis. Some of the information may be incorrect, especially with re-opening schedules changing hours and ticketing procedures. Please double check with the location for up-to-date info. Thanks so much for understanding!