Parks and Program Services
The Parks and Program Services Bureau oversees over 10,000 acres of land within the County. We manage, protect and enhance the natural resources on all county-owned parkland in a way that both conserves ecological integrity and provides opportunities for recreation and educational use. This bureau also offers its citizens regional, community, and neighborhood parks containing sports facilities, recreation areas for picnics, and scenic outdoor trails for hiking and exploring.
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We have trees on the Maryland and Howard County Champion Tree Lists. Click here to see locations of these award-winning trees. To learn more about the champion trees contest and how to nominate a tree, visit the the Howard County Forest Conservancy website.
Click here to view our Parkland Rules and Regulations! The purpose of this subtitle is to establish regulations providing for the public's safe and peaceful use of county parks and park land; for recreational and educational benefit and enjoyment; and for the protection and preservation of the property, facilities and natural resources of the county. Park land and recreation programs conducted on park land are open for use by all members of the public regardless of race, religion, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability.