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Howard County provides an extensive array of quality leisure programs and natural park settings that benefit all of our citizens. Whether you are looking to attend a fun family event, learn a new skill, play in a sports tournament league, take a trip or enjoy our park hiking trails, our award-winning parks and programs provide something for everyone. As part of our leisure services, we also offer therapeutic recreation and licensed child care programs. Our rich diversity of offerings are a result of continually involving the community in identifying and meeting the needs of all residents..
Rock Climbing


What to do this weekend

Each weekend Howard County Recreation and Parks puts on several events at county locations. Our "What to do this weekend" page will be updated during the week with events for the coming weekend. 

Belmont Manor and Historic Park

Belmont Manor and Historic Park is a unique setting for weddings and other events that tentatively will be available to rent in the fall of 2013.

Target Archery


Classes & Programs are offered seasonally and taught by paid staff trained by the Department of Recreation and Parks or contractors hired by the Department.   Classes and Programs include After School Sports  Instructional Saturday Leagues Basketball Soccer Tee Ball
Spring Fishing Tournament

May 5, 2012 GENERAL INFO Fishing Tournament Fish at Centennial Lake. Participants can cast from the docks, shore or bring your own boat and fish from anywhere. 2 4 year olds get random prize drawings participation trophy. Awards given to

2015 Advisory Board Meetings and Agendas
2015 Howard County Recreation & Parks Advisory Board Meetings and Agendas.
Theater Camps
Howard County Recreation & Parks 2015 theater camps.
Trail Hikes

Earn a certificate and patch by hiking each of the seven sections in the Maryland Appalachian Trail series at least once within a three year period. Earn a 100 mile certificate and patch by hiking additional miles on the Pennsylvania

Campfires, Campouts and Walks
League Contact Mark Pendleton 410 313 4703 For the complete seasonal offering you can search our on line brochure by clicking here. Fall 2010 Adult Basketball Flier Registration is now being accepted for Fall 2010 basketball season. Team Manager's Handbook
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