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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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Winter Registration is Open.
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Guides: Winter 2015 | Camp 2015
2015 Calendar of Events at Parks

 
Daddy Daughter Dance 

Weekend Planner, January 23-25: Looking for something to do this weekend? Dance the night away at the Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Roger Carter Community Center! There are also several programs at the Robinson Nature Center and a Teen Fashion Model Call at North Laurel Community Center. Click here for a full listing of what's going on this weekend.

Construction at headquarters: The Recreation & Parks headquarters (7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia) is undergoing construction until approximately February 16. 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.

Caution 

Park Improvements (1/9 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