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Howard County’s Robinson Nature Center Recertified as Maryland Green Center

Howard County’s Robinson Nature Center Recertified as Maryland Green Center

The Department of Recreation & Parks today announced that the County’s Robinson Nature Center has once again been recertified a “Maryland Green Center” by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education. The Robinson Nature Center is one of only 42 certified Green Centers’ in Maryland, and one of only two in Howard County.
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Howard County Executive Announces Alignment with Governor Orders, Limited Reopening of Indoor Athletic Facilities to Spectators

Howard County Executive Announces Alignment with Governor Orders, Limited Reopening of Indoor Athletic Facilities to Spectators

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced Howard County will be in alignment with Governor’s Hogan’s order to lift outdoor masking requirements and remove outdoor dining restrictions, effective May 1, 2021. Additionally, Ball announced a partial lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on spectators for activities held at Howard County indoor athletic facilities, in effect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021. 
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Howard County Executive Launches Vaccination Partnership with Safeway

Howard County Executive Launches Vaccination Partnership with Safeway

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball launched a public-private partnership with Safeway today to vaccinate more Howard County residents, prioritizing students 18 years and older. “In Howard County 50% of residents between 18-24 have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Ball. “Today’s clinic is an important step in reaching a population that has lower vaccination rates, and our hope is many of these young people will encourage their peers, family, and friends to see the benefit...
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Howard County Unveils Two Innovative Nonverbal Communication Boards at Blandair Park Playground

Howard County Unveils Two Innovative Nonverbal Communication Boards at Blandair Park Playground

Today Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined the Department of Recreation & Parks to unveil two innovative nonverbal communication boards at Blandair Regional Park’s new “Play for All” playground. The boards, which were partially funded by the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS), allow nonverbal children to easily communicate without the use of personal augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. The park’s Play for All playground is set to open this Spring. 
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Governor Hogan and First Lady Join Howard County Executive for Vaccine Clinic Tour

Governor Hogan and First Lady Join Howard County Executive for Vaccine Clinic Tour

April 14, 2021 Media Contact: Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022  ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan joined Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today to tour a vaccine clinic at Bridgeway Church in Columbia. The clinic is a partnership between the state’s Vaccine Equity Task Force, Howard County Health Department and other County age...
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Howard County Seeks Nominees for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame”

Howard County’s Department of Recreation & Parks is now accepting nominations for its 2021 “Community Sports Hall of Fame.” The deadline to submit your nomination of a coach, manager, league official, commissioner or behind-the-scenes contributor who closely identifies with community recreational sports, is Thursday, April 15th.
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