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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

Parks & Pavilions


Parks | Trail Maps | Playgrounds | Pavilions

To report a park violation, call 410-313-DIRT (3478). If you need emergency assistance, dial 911.

Worthington Dog Park:
Off-Leash Area Permit Application And Informational Guide

Fields and Courts by Park  Flora and Fauna by Park 
Purchase Memorial Tree/Bench  Horticulture 
Open Space Enforcement & Complaints  Parkland Rules & Regulations 
Park Rangers  Parks Smoking Ban 

We have trees on the Maryland and Howard County Champion Tree Lists.  Click here to see locations of these award-winning trees. To learn more about the champion trees contest and how to nominate a tree, visit the the Howard County Forest Conservancy website.

Howard County Garden Plots 
Join the Columbia Gardeners and grow your own Fresh veggies, fruits, flowers and herbs. Visit our Garden Plots!!

Timbers at Troy Golf Course 
The Timbers at Troy Golf Course offers a challenge to players of all skill levels and abilities. The Timbers also features a restaurant and full-service pro shop. For information and tee times, call 410-313-GOLF (4653) or go to www.timbersgolf.com.