Washington Grove Outdoors
Washington Grove is an “outdoors” place, with activities and events taking place year round in our woods, parks, and recreational facilities.
The Grove is renowned for its walking paths. In the older sections of town, houses front on walkways, with vehicular access only to the backs of houses. The paths continue in our two established woods, the East Woods and West Woods, and in Washington Grove Meadow Conservation Park on the east side of town.
The many organized events that take place outdoors in the Grove year round include Music Weekend, including the Baroque Breakfast and Rock and Roll dance at the Gazebo, the 4th of July parade, awards ceremony, picnic, and softball game, Summer in the Parks (for children), the Labor Day Inner tube/biking/running triathlon around the Grove, a Polar Bear Plunge in Maple Lake at New Year, and many more.
Our Outdoor Spaces
Our recreational facilities include tennis courts, children’s playgrounds, a swimming lake, a sports field, and basketball courts. In Summer, Grovers congregate at Maple Lake to picnic or relax under the stately trees, play on the beach, dive from the dock, or fish from the Island. Every snowy day in winter, residents will see cross country skiers gliding past their houses on the trails.
The Lake Committee maintains Maple Lake as a beautiful and safe place to swim, relax, and fish.
The Recreation Committee organizes and stages concerts, dances, lessons and events in the Grove.
The Summer in the Parks children’s program includes crafts, games, and outdoor activities