Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm
|June 1 - August 24||Open Daily Monday-Friday 10am-6pm|
Saturday & Sunday 10am-7pm
|August 25 - 30||Closed|
|September||Open Labor Day, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm|
The Wheaton Train is now in operation for the summer of 2013! It is open on weekends in April and then every day of the week from May 1-August 26. See the Montgomery County Parks Carousel and Miniature Train website for times, directions, and the complete schedule. Tickets are only $1.75 each so these are rides everyone can enjoy. It is a multi-car small train that can accommodate adults and children and runs on a pleasant trail of tracks through the forest and meadow, past Pine Lake, joggers, and hiking trails. Come ride the train and enjoy the park!
The parking lot is off of Shorefield Road and is also shared by the Wheaton Carousel, a big adventure playground, and several picnic shelters. Brookside Gardens is also easy walking distance through the park.
To get there from metro, get off of the Red Line at Wheaton and go north on Georgia Ave then turn right onto Shorefield. Remember bikes are allowed on metro on the weekends and we have a spring break from track work until April 14! Says the Metro CEO: "The spring break will give people an opportunity to experience the type of system we are working toward." I am really enjoying the efficient and fast weekend metro.
|Wheaton Regional Park Train Station, July 4, 2013, from the parking lot.|
|Wheaton Regional Park train as seen from a hiking trail in the woods, May 1, 2013.|
|A view of Wheaton Carousel, July 4, 2013.|