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:
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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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]
View from the bottom of the slide. Municipal Giant Slide - Sliding Board

Imagine a bumpy bowling alley tilted on end. You are the human bowling pin! No fear! A pile of sawdust awaits you at the bottom. Grab one of the scraps of fabric at the base (burlap sack is the fastest), climb the ramp and slide away!

Locally known as a "Sliding Board"(35 ft High x 100 ft Long). Close to Thurmont, MD, home of Camp David. I wonder if any President has used this?

[Thomas M. Mistretta, 09/10/2007]

October 2007: Local Jon Summer points out that it is also known as "The Big Slide." September 2007: We can't confirm it, but it's possible all major policy decisions by the President are made while on the Sliding Board. Wheee!

The Sliding Board.

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