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Monarch: A Walk in the Park!

March 25, 2020

Monday, March 30th is National Walk in the Park Day.

In a world powered by technology and governed by cellphones, National Walk in the Park Day was created to celebrate natural beauty and life. A nature-walk is known to enhance quality of life, improve bodily health and reduce stress! (It’s perfect after a long, hard day of work).

Soak Up Some Vitamin D
We encourage our residents to celebrate this upcoming National Walk in the Park Day. So, breathe in some fresh air and stretch out your legs—it’ll be worth it!

Since Monarch at Waugh Chapel is a pet-friendly community, bring your furry friends out on #NationalWalkInTheParkDay!

Walk Through Anne Arundel County
Monarch at Waugh Chapel is incredibly fortunate to be located near so many parks. Here is where you can explore this National Walk in the Park Day.

Towsers Branch Park
Towsers Branch Park is only a 2-minute drive, or 15-minute walk. Towsers Branch offers a dog park, a paved trail, and a basketball court!

Crofton Park
Crofton Park is barely a 10-minute commute. This park has various trails through woodlands, a lake, and multi-use fields!

It’s definitely a convenient location for a stroll, hike, jog, or run!

GORC Park is also a 10-minute commute. There are various sports/multi-use fields, playgrounds, pavilions, and a paved trail.

GORC Park was recently established by Anne Arundel’s County’s DRC Open Space project. So, take advantage of this open space this #NationalWalkInTheParkDay!

Bell Branch Park
Bell Branch park is approximately a 12-minute drive from Monarch. There are 3 baseball fields, 5 multipurpose fields, a dog park, various picnic areas, and a paved trail.

Quiet Waters Park
Quiet Waters Park is a 25-minute commute from home. Beyond its amazing multi-use trails, Quiet Waters Park has two local art exhibitions, a wetlands sanctuary, pavilions, and water accessibility for kayaks, boats, and more.

Prior to becoming a park, Quiet Waters Park was a farm. In 1987, Anne Arundel County purchased the land for public recreational use. Visitors may see historical artifacts and objects today.

Patuxent River Park
Patuxent River Park is a 40-minute drive from Monarch. Known for its abundant wildlife and stunning landscape, Patuxent River Park has a boardwalk along the water, various trails within their forestry and marshes, and canoe/kayak access areas.

In 1961, the State of Maryland deemed the Patuxent River a crucial natural resource. Its 7,800 acres of riverside land is still protected today with the Patuxent River Watershed Act of 1961.

Be sure to walk through the endangered Tidal Hardwood Swamps—only found in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware!

Enjoy Your Walk!
We hope you’re able to take some time to get out for a breath of fresh air and take in all of the beautiful scenery at the parks surrounding Monarch. Be sure to tag @LiveMonarchApts in your #NationalWalkInTheParkDay photos on Instagram!