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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..
Inclement Weather and Program Status Lines
We strive to operate our programs regardless of weather - canceling is a last resort. However:  While most programs will be held despite the weather, schedules and drop-off points may change. Should lightning be a factor, outdoor activities may be moved indoors. If a snow emergency is declared in Howard
Night Fishing
Boat or shoreline anglers can fish for prizes in this catch-and-release event.

Youth win trophies and are entered in a random prize drawing. Adults win

cash prizes and trophies. Categories include bass, bluegill, crappie, trout and

catfish. Fishing license is required for ages 16 and up; electric motors only,

with a minimum of two people per boat. Call 410-313-4623 or visit

www.howardcountymd.gov/nightfishing.htm to download a flier and rules.

Register on-site or in advance.  Sep 8.   

2015 Spring/Summer Activity Guide

The Spring/Summer 2015 Activity Guide in PDF and E-Edition format. 

Theater Camps
Howard County Recreation & Parks 2015 theater camps.
Preschool, Youth and Adult Soccer leagues, activities and information.
Youth Ultimate Disc
Youth and Adult Ultimate Disc league information.
Youth Field Hockey
Youth and Adult Field Hockey leagues, activities and information.
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
Canoeing and Kayaking
Current Canoeing & Kayaking Programs & Trips Offerings
School's Out and Early Dismissal Adventures
Adventure, Nature & Outdoors school's day out programs.
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