Address: 8400 Fair Street, Savage, MD 20763
Hours: 7 AM to dusk, or as posted
Directions: Google Maps | PDF
Savage Park offers many opportunities for discovering wildlife, wildflowers and natural history along 2.8 miles of interconnecting trails, including links to Patuxent Branch Trail and Lake Elkhorn.
The Savage Loop Trail offer different lengths and terrains for hikers and bikers of various skill levels. The park environment offers an abundance of recreational areas such as 5 ball diamonds (permit use only); 2 basketball courts; 2 horseshoe pits; a picnic pavilion available on a first-come-first-served basis, unless reserved; 4 lighted tennis courts, 2 volleyball courts, a playground and restroom facilities. The outfields of ball diamonds 1-4 can be permitted out to serve as a multipurpose field or a mini-soccer field, but no goals are provided. Ball diamond 5 will be lighted. Personal grills and hibachis are permitted. Don’t forget to explore the historic Bollman Truss Bridge and Savage Mill during your visit. The Park is open from 7 AM to dusk, or as posted. Park regulations prohibit hunting, firearms, swimming and alcoholic beverages (unless consumed in a rented pavilion). Leashed pets are allowed in the park but not in picnic or sports areas. Howard County law requires owners to clean up after their pets. Park Rangers are on patrol. To report damage or park concerns, leave a message on the Department's hot-line, 410-313-DIRT (3478). The Savage Boys and Girls Club operates the concession during its programs. Trout fishing on the Little Patuxent are: creel limit (all trout species) in aggregate—two daily, two possession; no minimum size; no closed season; no restrictions on terminal tackle.
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.
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
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.
The Savage Boys and Girls Club operates the concession during its programs.
Trout fishing on the Little Patuxent are: creel limit (all trout species) in aggregate—two daily, two possession; no minimum size; no closed season; no restrictions on terminal tackle.
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.
Click here to download the Park Map
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).
Amenities (included with permit)
Howard County Recreation & Parks
7120 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21046
410-313-4700 General Information (M-F, 8 AM-5 PM)
410-313-4665 TTY (for the hearing impaired)
410-313-PARK (7275) Registration (M-F, 8 AM-4:30 PM)
Inclement Weather/Program Status Information: 410-313-4456
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