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Please call our inclement weather lines about the status of camps, programs, events, facilities, and parks:

Cedar Lane Park east area gates at the 10745 Route 108 entrance will be closed beginning December 1, 2019 for sports field renovations. The east area playground, basketball courts and tennis courts can be accessed from Cedar Lane Park west area, 5081 Cedar Lane, by using the park pathway. The east area gates at the Route 108 entrance will re-open on or about March 15, 2020. 


Cedar Lane Park


10745 Route 108 (East), Columbia, MD 21044

5081 Cedar Lane (West), Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 410-313-4700

Hours: 7 am to dusk, or as posted


East Google MapsPDF

West Google MapsPDF

Cedar Lane Park is recognized as one of the finest and most popular sports complexes in Howard County. A .8-mile paved pathway connects the park’s two main areas, which cover 93 acres. The West area includes 2 lighted synthetic turf fields, 4 lighted ball diamonds, Restrooms, Playground with outdoor fitness equipment, Volleyball Courts, Bocce Courts, and a Pavilion (Which is on a first-come, first-served basis, unless reserved). The East Area includes 2 natural grass multi-purpose fields available for scheduled use, basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, playground, Pavilion (Which is on a first-come, first-served basis, unless reserved), Horseshoe pits, and restrooms. Fitness programs are held in the indoor facility located in the West Area. The park is open from 7 AM to dusk or as posted. Personal grills and hibachis are not permitted. Park regulations prohibit hunting, firearms, and alcoholic beverages. Leashed pets are allowed in the park but not in picnic, playground or sports areas. Howard County law requires owners to clean up after their pets.

Park Information

Rules and Regulations

To Report a Park Concern

To report damage or park concerns, leave a message on the Department's hot-line, 410-313-DIRT (3478). For emergencies dial 911.

Park Rules

The purpose of these regulations is to provide a safe and peaceful use of County parks and park land; for recreational and educational benefit and enjoyment; and for the protection and preservation of the property, facilities and natural resources of the County. Park land and recreation programs conducted on park land are open for use by all members of the public regardless of race, religion, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability. Click on the links below for more information about our regulations.

Howard County Code

Title 19 - Recreation and Parks

Things to Remember  

  • Help to keep your parks beautiful -- please take your trash and recyclable items home. Take only pictures and leave only footprints. 
  • Dog droppings may attract disease-harboring pests, and even a friendly dog can scare the birds, wildlife and park visitors. Clean up after your dog and keep it leashed; it's the law. 
  • All of our parks are inhabited by a wide variety of wildlife such as deer, snakes, fish, rabbits, insects and birds. Please do not disturb them; remember, this is their home.

Howard County Bans Smoking in All County Parks

In a continued effort to be a model public health community and preserve its rank as Maryland’s Healthiest County, Howard County was the first jurisdiction in Maryland with a total ban on smoking and tobacco products of any kind in all the 57 County-owned parks and recreational areas. Enforcement will take the form of requesting voluntary compliance. However, if a smoker does not extinguish a smoking product, park staff will remind them of the new policy and could request exiting the property if they choose to continue smoking.

For more information about the ban, to read the Executive Order or to learn more about smoking cessation programs, click here.

Amenities/Natural History

  • 8-mile paved pathway connects the parks
  • 2 lighted synthetic turf fields
  • 4 lighted ball diamonds
  • Playgrounds, one with outdoor fitness equipment 
  • Volleyball courts
  • Bocce courts
  • Pavilions (first-come, first-served, unless reserved)
  • 2 natural grass multi-purpose fields, available for scheduled use
  • Basketball courts
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Fitness programs are held in the indoor facility located in the West Area
  • Restrooms

Natural History - Species list for this park have been provided by the Howard County Bird Club. The bird club's contribution has been a valuable asset in the gathering of data and documenting the numerous species of flora and fauna found in our county.

Field and Court Rentals

Softball/baseball and multi-purpose fields are available by permit only. Preference is given to sports leagues and community groups. There are reservation, light and tournament fees. Call 410-313-4626 for details. Softball/baseball and multi-purpose field locations are below. Tennis courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis except during scheduled lessons or tournaments.

Park Map

Click here to download the Park Map

Pavilion Rentals

Pavilion Rental

Park pavilions are a great place to hold a birthday party, corporate event, large family gathering, school picnic or any other special occasion. Pavilions vary in size to accommodate any group, and many come equipped with cooking facilities.

The pavilion rental season runs from April 1 through Nov. 30, rain or shine (there are no refunds for inclement weather).

Pavilions are available free on a first-come, first-served basis during the remainder of the year. However, restroom water and water fountains are turned off during winter months and grills may not be available or accessible during this time due to winter maintenance. Your rental may begin as early as 10 AM and must conclude by sunset (times subject to change).  

You MUST leave the park by the designated time of sunset or be charged a late fee of $25 per ½ hour. 

For information about the pavilions or to make a reservation, click here. If you require additional assistance, you may call 410-313-4682 (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm).

Park Pavilion Name  Maximum Capacity Resident / Non-Resident Fee
Cedar Lane Park East Pavilion

Amenities (included with permit)

  •  12 (8') picnic tables
  • serving table
  • 2 charcoal grills (56" x 51")
  • electrical outlets (grounded, 110 volts, 20 amps)
  • water spigot
  • horseshoe pit
  100 $355 / $385
Cedar Lane Park West Pavilion

Amenities (included with permit) 

  • 2 charcoal grills (56" x 51")
  • 2 horseshoe pits
  • 14 (8') picnic tables
  • electrical outlets (grounded, 110 volts, 20 amps)
  • serving table
  • water
  150 $440 / $475