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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..
Park Pavilions
General InformationField RentalsPark Pavilion RentalsPavilion Rental RatesPatapsco Female Institute Historical ParkIndoor FacilitiesRental Policy Guidelines General Information Howard County Recreation & Parks offers a diverse assortment of facilities available to rent – everything from historical structures to a zero entry pool.
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.

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. 

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

Biking

Please check back soon for more information on biking opportunities and programs through Recreation and Parks

Campfires, Campouts and Nature 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
Adventure and Outdoors

Adventure, Nature and Outdoors program categories from Recreation and Parks

Nature Camps

Nature Camps provided by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Adventure & Outdoor Camps

Online Registration for Camps will open at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 2nd.  Please check back soon for more information on our camp offerings.

Sports Camps

Online Registration for Camps will open at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 1st.  Please check back soon for more information on our camp offerings.

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