Located in the Town's west woods, Maple Lake is a delightful place to spend summer days. Swimming lessons are available to residents at no charge during the month of July. A lifeguard is on duty between the hours of noon and 6:00 p.m.
The use of Maple Lake is restricted to Town residents and their guests. When the combination is changed, we will notify the committee members via e-mail with the new number, and post a note on the yahoo group that the number has been changed (but not the number itself.) Call a lake committee member or the Town Clerk (301-926-2256) to get the new number.
Dogs: They are not allowed at the lake during normal swimming hours. There have been many incidents recently where dog droppings and bags containing them have been left at the lake. Please pick up after your dog (and other dogs.)
Party Permits: They are required if you want to have a group at the lake. Please call Sally Mansfield (301-977-3189) for a Party permit.
Please report every incident of suspicious behavior, vandalism or criminal activity to the police at their non-emergency number: 301-279-8000. In case of any emergency - threat to people or property, call 911. They have asked us to report all incidents. Please also alert NW (Neighborhood Watch) to any such incidents. (Contact is Keith Gillis, Phone 301-208-1437) To minimize problems with vandalism, outside visitors and other issues, we will be monitoring the lake more frequently checking on the fence and surrounding area. Please do NOT tell young children or outsiders what the combination is, and always lock, and spin the tumblers on the lock after opening it. Call John Hutchinson, Steven Werts, or Bruce Rothrock if you notice any maintenance problems.
When parking at the lake, do not block vehicle access between Washington Grove Lane, the parking area and the inner lake gate. The road must be kept clear for emergency vehicles which may be needed at any time. Also, do not leave valuables in the car, and consider parking at the end of Hickory or in the Church Parking lot if you must drive
Roy McCathran, the Town's first mayor, referred poetically to Washington Grove as "a town within a forest, an oasis of tranquility and a rustic jewel in the diadem of the great free state of Maryland."
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