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4/10/2015 - 04.10.15 Executive Kittleman officially opens Belmont Manor & Historic Park READ MORE
3/11/2015 - 03.11.15 Howard County Robinson Nature Center celebrates Anne Robinson’s 100th birthday READ MORE
1/26/2015 - 01.26.15 Howard County’s Middle Patuxent Environmental Area to benefit from grant targeting stormwater pollution READ MORE
1/26/2015 - 01.26.15 Howard County seeks nominees for annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
12/4/2014 - 12.4.14 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Additions to 2014-2015 Deer Management Program READ MORE
11/18/2014 - 11.18.14 County Executive Ken Ulman Announces that Playing Fields at Blandair Park Now Named for Delegate Frank Turner READ MORE
12/20/2013 - 12.20.13 Recreation & Parks Advisory Board Solicits Public Comment on Revised Athletic Field Upgrades Proposed For East Columbia Library Park Site READ MORE
5/10/2013 - 05.10.13 Only Howard County Cricket Field to Host First Match at Renovated Schooley Mill Park READ MORE
3/29/2013 - 03.28.13 Nomination Deadline Approaching for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
4/19/2012 - 04.19.12 Student Member Wanted for Recreation & Parks Advisory Board READ MORE

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Camp and Spring/Summer Registration is Open.
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Guides: Camp 2015 | Spring/Summer 2015
2015 Calendar of Events at Parks

 

Statement from Recreation & Parks Director regarding survey for access road from Belmont Manor & Historic Park to Landing Road (3/23/15) 

NatureSphere 

Weekend Planner, April 17-19: Looking for something to do this weekend? Head out to the Robinson Nature Center for one of several chances to view a NatureSphere show. There is also the Bunny Tracks program at North Laurel Community Center. Click here for a full listing of what's going on this weekend.

HoCo Cover Contest 

My Howard County Cover Contest: We want to know – through art and design - what Howard County Recreation & Parks’ facility, park, event, or class inspired you! What gives you County pride or joy in your life? We're looking for you to create our Fall 2015 Activity Guide cover! All ages welcome to submit. Click here for information on how to submit, rules, prizes, and terms.

Construction at headquarters: The Recreation & Parks headquarters (7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia) is undergoing construction until approximately late April. During this time walk-in registration will still be available. There will be no public restrooms available until construction is complete.

Trail Use Survey: Do you use the trails in Howard County? We are seeking information on your experiences on unpaved trails at county parks. Please fill out our short, six-question survey, to help us better meet your needs: Trail Use Survey 

Managed Deer Hunts 2015: Click here for the 2015 managed deer hunt schedule at county parks.

Tell HoCo 

Tell HoCo allows County residents and visitors the ability to report non-emergency problems – such as potholes, graffiti, downed tree limbs on County property and traffic signal issues – to the appropriate county government representative, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Click the icon to Tell HoCo!

Centennial Boat Rentals are now closed for the season and will reopen in mid-April 2015. For more information, visit the boat rental page.

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Park Improvements (3/10 update): Click here for an up-to-date list of park projects, including construction, improvements and closures. Now includes Alpha Ridge, Holiday Hills, Centennial, Cypressmede and Western Regional Parks.

FY2014 Annual Report: Click here to view the FY2014 annual report for Howard County Recreation & Parks.

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General Information:
410-313-4700
8 AM - 5 PM, M-F
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Mailing Address (Headquarters):
Howard County Recreation and Parks
7120 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21046-1677

Activity Registration: 
410-313-PARK (7275)
8 AM - 4:30 PM, M-F