Summer Fun Day #46: Take the kids to Cabin John Regional Park


Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda offers plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.

cabin john ice1There are outdoor tennis courts, miles of hiking and biking trails, an adventure playground, and even a miniature train that takes families around the park on a ten-minute, two-mile ride.

Visit the Locust Grove Nature Center in the park for environmental education programs, trail walks, nature films and exhibits.

Even dogs can enjoy the outdoors as they run freely in Cabin John’s dog park.

If the summer heat becomes too much to bear, cool off inside at the Cabin John Ice Rink, where you can rent skates and enjoy the cool atmosphere all year long.

The rink has different sessions daily for public skating, so be sure to call ahead to check availability.

On Thursdays, public skate is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and costs $7 for ages 11 and up, $5.50 for children ages 5-10 and $3.50 for tots ages 3-4. Skate rentals are $3.50 per session. Thursdays also offer $7 skate from 4:30-6:30 p.m. where the $7 covers admission in addition to skates.

For more information about skating schedules, visit the Cabin John Ice Rink website and for general information about the park, visit the Cabin John Regional Park website.

For more about ice skating and other ways to stay cool, check out our list of four cool ways to beat the heat.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer page for daily family activities and our daily calendar of events.

Photos courtesy of Cabin John Ice Rink.