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3/11/2015 - 03.11.15 Howard County Robinson Nature Center celebrates Anne Robinson’s 100th birthday READ MORE
1/26/2015 - 01.26.15 Howard County’s Middle Patuxent Environmental Area to benefit from grant targeting stormwater pollution READ MORE
1/26/2015 - 01.26.15 Howard County seeks nominees for annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
12/4/2014 - 12.4.14 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Additions to 2014-2015 Deer Management Program READ MORE
11/18/2014 - 11.18.14 County Executive Ken Ulman Announces that Playing Fields at Blandair Park Now Named for Delegate Frank Turner READ MORE
12/20/2013 - 12.20.13 Recreation & Parks Advisory Board Solicits Public Comment on Revised Athletic Field Upgrades Proposed For East Columbia Library Park Site READ MORE
5/10/2013 - 05.10.13 Only Howard County Cricket Field to Host First Match at Renovated Schooley Mill Park READ MORE
3/29/2013 - 03.28.13 Nomination Deadline Approaching for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
4/19/2012 - 04.19.12 Student Member Wanted for Recreation & Parks Advisory Board READ MORE

Recreation & Parks Leadership

John R. Byrd 

John R. Byrd, Director


We invite you to become an active partner with the Department of Recreation and Parks as we strive to improve the quality of life for all Howard Countians through the pursuit of quality leisure services. Please call (410-313-4700), fax (410-313-4660), write (7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, Maryland 21046-1677) or email us (see link below) for information or assistance. And remember to Get Up! Get Out! and Get Active!

We are here to serve you!

John R. Byrd, Director