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Alpha Ridge Park


11685 Old Frederick Rd/Md 99
Marriottsville, MD 21104

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GPS Coordinates:
Decimal Degrees
NAD 83 datum
Latitude: 39.3182
Longitude: -76.9137

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Howard Astronomical League Observatory: The structure is 18’x18’ with a 15-foot diameter dome that houses the Paul S. Watson telescope, a 12-inch Newtonian telescope originally built in 1937 and restored for use today. The observatory will host monthly star parties and other programs coordinated between Recreation & Parks and the Howard Astronomical League. For more information, visit the Howard Astronomical League website.

Exclusive to this 72-acre park is a small inline hockey rink, as well as a regulation-size rink with bleachers. There are 2 tennis courts, 3 ball diamonds, 2 multipurpose fields, 2 playgrounds and 2 identical 60-person capacity picnic pavilions (first-come, first-serve basis unless reserved), waiting for you to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!

Things to Remember  

Help to keep your parks beautiful -- please take your trash and recyclable items home. Take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Dog droppings may attract disease-harboring pests, and even a friendly dog can scare the birds, wildlife and park visitors. Clean up after your dog and keep it leashed; it's the law.

All of our parks are inhabited by a wide variety of wildlife such as deer, snakes, fish, rabbits, insects and birds. Please do not disturb them; remember, this is their home.