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Rock Creek Park Hiking, Boating & Wellness Event for Military Families

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Lake Needwood, Rock Creek Regional Park

15700 Needwood Lake Circle

Picnic Shelter B - Park in Picnic Area 1 Lot or Hiker/Biker Trail Lot

Derwood, MD 20855

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A free, family-friendly hiking, boating, & wellness event to bring military, guard, reserve, and veteran families together for a day of fun

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Join Blue Star Families, Leidos, and The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals for a fun and family-friendly hiking, boating, and wellness event at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park.

Event Schedule:

10 AM - Registration and Giveaway Pick Up at Lake Needwood Picnic Shelter B Each registered guest will receive a complimentary backpack and water bottle. Every child 18 and under will receive a Buddy Bison stuffed animal from the National Park Trust! Local organizations will be on hand to provide resources and information.

10:45 AM - 12 PM - Fun Activities. Pick One or Do Them All.

  • Hike Lake Needwood - Join us on a family-friendly, low-impact hike around the lake. Hike on your own or join the group hike which begins at approx. 10:45 AM and will leave from Picnic Shelter B.
  • Boating - Take a spin on the lake in a paddleboat. Boat rentals are free to registered guests.
  • Park Fun - Enjoy Lake Needwood park with your family. Bikes, rollerblades, and push scooters are welcome at the park. Dogs on leashes are also welcome.

This event is sponsored by Leidos and the U.S. Department of the Interior .

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where multiple people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.

We at Blue Star Families strive to empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors — both people and organizations — to create strong communities of support. As part of our core mission, Blue Star Families seeks to ensure military families experience a sense of belonging and welcome in the communities in which they live. As a result, we are once again beginning to host in-person events and want to do so in a safe way that gives our members, staff, consultants, and volunteers confidence.

As a guest at any Blue Star Families event, I understand that I must wear appropriate PPE based on State and local requirements, as applicable for both indoor and outdoor events in my area. As guidance continues to evolve, Blue Star Families, with the support of health and government officials—will be making more gradual adjustments.


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Lake Needwood, Rock Creek Regional Park

15700 Needwood Lake Circle

Picnic Shelter B - Park in Picnic Area 1 Lot or Hiker/Biker Trail Lot

Derwood, MD 20855

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