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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..
Target Archery


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

Worthington Dog Park
Dog Park A Few Important things to Remember Don't disappoint your dog. If it's raining or snowing, or the ground is damp, always call the Inclement Weather line, 410 313 4455, to verify that the Off Leash Area is open
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. 

Roger Carter Community Center

Pictures and information about the new Roger Carter Community Center.

Points in the Paint
Basketball tips and drills from Howard County Recreation & Parks.
Rockburn Open Car Show


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.

July 4th Celebration: Festival and Fireworks

County Executive Ken Ulman invites you to the Columbia Lakefront for an evening of Famiy, Fun & Fireworks Wednesday July 4, 5 10 pmFireworks at Dusk(Rain date Thursday July 5)Fireworks Only  

Soccer Tournaments

Spooky hayrides for older children and adults are on Friday and Saturday evenings and Happy Haunted hayrides for younger children and their parents are on Sunday afternoons. http www.howardcountymd.gov CalendarTemplate.aspx?id=6442460548 for details on the calendar of events.

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