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1/12/2016 - 01.12.16 Howard County seeks nominees for annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
12/9/2015 - 12.9.15 Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks receives International Best Programming Award READ MORE
12/4/2015 - 12.4.15 Centennial Lake water level to be lowered for dam repairs READ MORE
11/3/2015 - 11.3.15 Local high school students compete in 2nd annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ engineering competition READ MORE
9/2/2015 - 09.02.15 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Program for 2015-2016 READ MORE
7/21/2015 - 07.21.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE
7/10/2015 - 07.10.15 Howard County Champion Tree succumbs to Dutch elm disease at Belmont Manor and Historic Park READ MORE
7/6/2015 - 07.06.15 Executive Kittleman attends county camps to promote fitness and National Parks and Recreation Month READ MORE
7/1/2015 - 07.01.15 Howard County announces 2015 “Community Sports Hall of Fame” induction class READ MORE
6/25/2015 - 06.25.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE

Park Rangers

Ranger 2013 Group  

The mission of the Park Ranger program is to create a presence within the park system by enhancing the visitors experience through assisting and educating on amenities, resources, programs and regulations.

Report a Park Violation 

To report a park violation, call 410-313-DIRT (3478).

To contact a Park Ranger on duty, call 410-245-1410 between 6:30 AM and 11:00 PM

If you need emergency assistance, dial 911.

Parkland Rules and Regulations 

For questions regarding the Park Ranger program email Ranger Vest  or call 410-313-4679.

Bark Ranger Program

The purpose of the Bark Ranger Program is to encourage dog owner patrons to clean up after their pets and to use a leash while visiting a Howard County park. Dog feces that is not picked up is unsightly but also has negative impacts on our ground and surface water and attracts rodents. It is important to keep your dog on a leash. Not only is it the law but it is being considerate to the other park patrons. We encourage you and your pooch to take the pledge and be committed to protecting our environment.

For questions regarding the Bark Ranger program call 410-245-1410 for dates and events.