Summer Activities in Gaithersburg

Outdoor Summer Activities in Gaithersburg, MD

Safely away from the DC crowds but with a vibrant city life of its own, Gaithersburg is the perfect spot in Maryland for individuals and families who love summer activities. Check out things to do with the whole family in Gaithersburg this summer.

The Water Park at Bohrer Park

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Beat the summer heat at Gaithersburg’s largest  water park, featuring two large water slides and two small ones in a fun, tropical setting. The park has spaces to swim, wade, play, and relax in the water. Buy hot food, cold drinks, sunscreen, and souvenirs at the concession area.

Nando’s Fiery Friday Night Concerts

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Catch a free concert every Friday night in The Rio Washingtonian Center’s brand new lakefront plaza. Grab food from your choice of local restaurant and grab a spot at a table or on the boardwalk. A variety of family-friendly rock, blues, country, reggae, and everything in between will be playing 6:30 to 8:30 every Friday. See the 2019 summer schedule to catch your favorite local bands.

Bohrer Park

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This local park is filled with a variety of natural sights and activities. Walk, jog, roller skate, or bike along the park trails, watching the ducks, geese, and squirrels. Play horseshoe, volleyball,or frisbee in the sports zone. Take the kids to the expansive playground with climbing structures, slides, and swings. The park is equipped with three picnic areas near the most gorgeous sights in the park. Two pavilions are available for rent with a 225 person capacity each. Call 301-258-6350 or email parksrec@gaithersburgmd.gov to reserve a spot. Fishing is permitted in the two ponds at the park. A license is required for individuals over the age of 16.

Also connected to the park is a mini golf course, a skate park, and a fascinating historical landmark. While at the park, be sure to visit the oldest building in Gaithersburg: the Summit Hall Smokehouse. Built in the dawn of the 1800’s, buildings like this smokehouse were essential to survival through the winter. Meat would be packed in barrels filled with salt and kept tightly sealed inside these buildings.

Paddle and Dine at The Rio Washingtonian Center

swan paddle boat on lake in evening by city skyline

Spend the afternoon exploring the Rio Washington Center Lake in a delightful, animal-themed paddle boat. Find the dock across from the AMC Dine-In theater. Feeling tired after a day in the sun? Step inside to enjoy gourmet food and drinks from the full-service bar as you watch the latest Hollywood movie.

This summer, spend your days in the sun and your evenings enjoying the warm summer air. Find your home at Sawyer Flats, just one block away from The Rio Washingtonian Center. Enjoy a sunny day at home by going for a swim at the pool, or working out at the indoor/outdoor gym. The kids will love having not one but two playgrounds to choose from. While away your summer evenings at the outdoor community lounge, complete with a fireplace and TV. View more exciting apartment amenities in our gallery.