Please check our main Recreation & Parks webpage for all updates.

Please call our inclement weather lines about the status of camps, programs, events, facilities, and parks: www.howardcountymd.gov/inclementweatherlines.

Update 1/23/2020: Construction should be complete late spring 2020. The new synthetic turf field and bleachers were completed in November 2019. Electrical work for the lighting, press box and scoreboard will continue periodically until completed in early 2020. For more information please contact Jason Thompson at 410-313-4031 or by email jthompson@howardcountymd.gov

The park will be open during the day while construction is happening. Periodic construction will take place around the perimeter of field 1 until the electrical work is complete. Please be aware of construction activities and vehicles in the area of Field 1.

 

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Troy Park at Elkridge

Address: 6500 Mansion Lane, Elkridge, MD 21075

Phone: 410-313-4700

Hours: 7 am to dusk, or as posted

Directions: Google Maps

Troy Park at Elkridge is Howard County’s eighth regional park, joining Blandair, Cedar Lane, Centennial, Rockburn Branch, Savage, Schooley Mill and Western Regional. Troy Park consist of four lighted synthetic multipurpose fields with press box structures and bleachers seating, parking areas, pavilions and a playground.

Groundbreaking Photos

Ribbon Cutting Photos

Park Construction

Get up to date information about Park development and other construction projects across the county

Click HERE

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. 
  • Dogs are prohibited on all Department of Recreation & Parks athletic fields.
  • Dogs must be secured by a leash or lead and under control of a responsible person capable of immediate and effective restraint of the animal.
  • 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

  • 2 lighted synthetic multipurpose fields with press box structures and bleachers seating 
  • Parking areas 
  • Playground

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 view the park map

Contact/ Inclement Weather

Howard County Recreation & Parks 

7120 Oakland Mills Road 

Columbia, MD 21046 

 

410-313-4700 General Information (M-F, 8 AM-5 PM) 

410-313-4660 FAX 

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: 410-313-4451

 

 

 

Planning & Development

NEW CONSTRUCTION (Phase 2A) Phase 2A construction should be complete late spring 2020. The new synthetic turf field and bleachers were completed in November 2019. Electrical work for the lighting, press box and scoreboard will continue periodically until completed in early 2020. For more information please contact Jason Thompson at 410-313-4031 or by email jthompson@howardcountymd.gov

The park will be open during the day while construction is happening. Periodic construction will take place around the perimeter of field 1 until the electrical work is complete. Please be aware of construction activities and vehicles in the area of Field 1.

2013 Phasing Plan

2013 Master Plan

The park area, which currently encompasses 101 acres, has a history that dates back to 1664, when John Dorsey patented 763 acres as part of the Upper Anne Arundel tract and called the property “Troy” after his family’s ancestral home in Ireland. In the nearly 400 years since then, the property has been divided up and sold. Howard County purchased 80 of the 101 acres with $2.1 million from the Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space. In 2011 the county began developing plans for the park and it held a construction groundbreaking on June 22, 2013. All five phases are projected to cost an estimated $45.8 million.

Troy House

The Department of Recreation and Parks plans to use the 1820 Historic Troy House in Elkridge as a visitor’s center and program space for the future Troy Park at Elkridge. The Department has contracted with the National Park Service to develop architectural plans and perform the rehabilitation. The interior of the old stone house was completely destroyed by fire, so the plans will focus on an adaptive re-use of the interior, while maintaining a historically appropriate exterior. Extensive archeological investigations have been conducted in the vicinity of the house to assist in the planning process.