Font Hill Wetlands Park
3520 Font Hill Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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This park was funded in part by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space Grants.
This 26 acre park presents many opportunities to observe and study wetlands and their wildlife. The environmental education park includes three interconnecting ponds with a surrounding boardwalk to provide a perfect place for wildlife and visitors alike. Paved pathway surface combined with the wooden boardwalk create a unique trail that winds through marshes filled with cattails and a variety of native trees and vegetation. In addition to the pathways, there are observation areas and fishing piers (fishing in large pond only). Completed in November 1997, this park was the first State/County/Private sector cooperative wetland project in the State of Maryland. The list of wildlife found at Font Hill is noteworthy. Included are 104 species of birds, 53 species of dragonflies and damselflies, at least 7 species of amphibians, and numerous species of mammals. The diverse wetlands habitat of Font Hill Park has produced some of the most prolific and varied populations of dragonflies in the entire County. Street parking is available.
Things to Remember
Help keep your parks beautiful. Please take your trash and recyclable items home. Take only pictures and leave only footprints.
Clean up after your dog and keep it leashed. Dog droppings may attract disease-harboring pests, and even a friendly dog can scare birds, wildlife and other park visitors. NEW mutt mitt stations are located throughout the park.
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.