Rocky Ridge, Maryland: Municipal Giant Slide - Sliding Board

An idea that we wish would catch on: all towns should have giant public sliding boards. Cut crime, settle neighbor disputes, put slide construction crews back to work....
Address:
13616 Motters Station Rd, Rocky Ridge, MD
Directions:
On Motters Station Rd/Hwy 76 a quarter-mile north of Rocky Ridge Rd/Hwy 77.
Admission:
Free.
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Rocky Ridge Sliding Board

Bring towels to go faster down the slide. You may end up with a wood burn or two while trying to do some crazy moves going down the slide, so pack a bit of butter to put on your abrasion to "draw out the burn" as my Grandmom used to say. But don't let that dissuade you from trying; the thrill is worth it! Our family would go here every first Sunday in May and June for our family reunion. My grandparents parents started the tradition and it continued well past my own childhood. All of us kids had the best time going up and down what the locals call "the sliding board" and playing on the massive carousel. My sister and I are planning to restart the reunion and give our children a place to make their own lasting memories of family, fun, and giant wooden sliding boards!

[Heather Barber, 07/06/2017]

Municipal Giant Slide.

Municipal Giant Slide - Sliding Board

The slide is much bigger and faster than I expected. Super fun, with or without kids!

[Alyssa E., 08/25/2016]

Municipal sliding board.

Municipal Giant Slide

Fantastically fun for all! There are picnic tables too, great for a roadside lunch break.

[JAGOM3, 07/05/2015]
Giant Slide

I went to the Giant Slide at Rocky Ridge on March 28 with my two brothers, sister, and my mom. This is a huge wooden slide with bumps in the middle. When you arrive you will see a yellow gate. If it is closed you can just park your car in front of the gate and walk around. The people there don't mind. Landscapers were at work when I visited, and they didn't mind us sliding or playing on the equipment (If you walk past the slide you will see other playground equipment). When you get to the slide there will be rags and pieces of carpet. Carpets go the fastest. If you don't have anything to slide on you still will go fast. We brought our own towels. I recommend this slide for all ages.

[OntheGoSince2005, 04/20/2013]

Descent on the town slide.

Municipal Giant Slide - Sliding Board

I used to go to this slide with my elementary school. Just this week I decided to set off with my friends to find it again. We had to stop in Thurmont and ask the locals (who were very helpful), but we finally made our way. It's exactly the same as I remember it from ten years ago. We had lots of fun sliding! But it would've been helpful to have something to slide on. I remember when I used to go, there were pieces of old carpet and burlap bags left at the bottom for anyone to use/ Unfortunately those are gone now, so I would recommend bringing your own. There is also a giant merry-go-round, some pavilions, and a swing set. It's right next to the fire hall of Rocky Ridge.

[Esther, 07/06/2008]

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