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Friday, March 27, 2020

Ensuring the continued health and safety of residents and visitors is our top priority. Howard County Recreation & Parks is working closely with county administration, the Howard County Health Department, and other local agencies as we are continuing to monitor and take protective measures against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Ways to find the most up-to-date information on HC Recreation & Parks Closures


The following are not running/are not open through Friday, April 24, 2020.

  • All Programs, Classes & Events
  • Spring Break Camps
  • Leagues
  • Playgrounds 
  • Worthington Dog Park
  • Rentals
  • HC Recreation & Parks Indoor Facilities 
  • Park gates are now closed. (Please see for clarification.) 
  • Howard County Recreation & Parks (HCRP) facilities are not open to the public. (This includes HCRP headquarters, Roger Carter Community Center, Gary J. Arthur Community Center, North Laurel Community Center, Robinson Nature Center, Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, Firehouse Museum, Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, Kiwanis-Wallas Hall, Belmont Manor & Historic Park and more.) 

The following are cancelled through May 11, 2020.

  • Large events, gatherings, pavilion rentals, and weddings 
  • Programs that include 50 or more people 


Timbers at Troy is currently closed.

This includes golf operations, clubhouse, golf course and driving range. They will continue to maintain the golf course; however it is not be open for play until further notice. 


Wine In The Woods (was to be held on May 16-17, 2020) is cancelled.

Ticket holders can expect a refund within 7-10 business days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


All Sharp Shoot Operations were suspended.

This affected the remaining five operations that were scheduled for March 17, 18, 19, 24, & 25. 


Commonly Asked Questions


I want to register for the 2020-2021 Recreational Licensed Child Care program. When is registration beginning for this?

For the most up-to-date information, please visit on our Child Care Page. Enrollment for the 2020-2021 Recreational Licensed Child Care program will still open on April 1, 2020 at 8am. Due to COVID-19, our staff’s ability to take calls will be limited. Please register online ( if possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated. 


Do I have to pay for the classes, lessons or programs I miss during this time of closure?

No. Either the missed classes will be made up or you will be given a refund for missed classes. 


Is my league still playing in April?

All league play is cancelled through Friday, April 24.


I paid for an event that is now cancelled.

We will be issuing refunds for all cancelled events and programs. 


I have paid for a gym, facility, or Robinson Nature Center membership that is currently closed. Will I be reimbursed?

We will ensure that members receive extensions for facility closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 


Can I still walk the trail or pathways in parks? What about the other park amenities?

Please practice social distancing while walking. We do not recommend playing games where you will be closer than six feet to another person. 


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