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. Dogs are not permitted at the lake. 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.
Safety at the Lake
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.
Saturday. April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM – Noon.
The Lake Committee’s annual cleanup will be on Saturday, April 21st at 10 AM. It will be a joint project with the Woods Committee which is also having a West Woods clean-up. Please join in and bring your leaf rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow if you have one. Rain date is Sunday, April 22nd at Noon. Call John Hutchinson at 240-997-5820 for details or questions.
Lake Gate Combo
Please call the town office or a Lake Committee member for the number. Please do not give out the number or we will have to change it more frequently. Please get in the habit of “rolling the tumblers” so the combo lock numbers are not able to be seen by passers by. Please do not give the number to your kids, because they like to share it with their buddies on the school buses, many of whom do not live in the Grove.
Swim Lessons are in July. Feel free to email Lainey Selby with questions about the program! [email protected].
Maple Lake Party Permits
Individuals or families desiring to use Lake facilities are required to obtain (at no cost) a Lake Permit which shall be issued by Lake Committee. Permits are issued by a member of the Lake Committee or the Town Clerk (301-926-2256). Make sure your party is official! Complete the online registration form and inquire at the Town Office for an alcohol permit at 301-926-2256.
[Maple Lake Party Permit]
Applicants must be 17 years old and have a Red Cross Life Guard Certification. If you are interested please submit an application to the Town. Applications are available at the Town Office. Contact John Hutchinson (301-926-8767) if you have any questions. If you know of someone who might be interested please pass them our contact information.
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The Woods Committee and Lake Committee are planning a joint Arbor Day workday on Saturday morning, April 21. Please meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Lake parking lot to join a work team. We will do clean-up and maintenance at Maple Lake and clean up and non-chemical invasive...
Next meeting: Thursday, April 19, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Swimming Lessons Summer is coming fast! Free swimming lessons at Maple Lake will be held every weekday in July from 12-3pm! If you’re interested, please email...
Lake Committee Meetings Third Thursday of each month starting March 15th at 7:30 at the Town Hall. We need to plan for swim lessons, life guards, and making the lake even better for this summer. New members welcome and encouraged! Call John Hutchinson if you have any...
Life Guards: Try to rehire same Life Guards for Next Year Swim Lessons Try to rehire Lainey for Next Year. Security: Planning for security after Life Guards leave (Labor Day.) Planning for security next spring. (Hire patrol officers?) Exploring possibility of using...