NEW CONSTRUCTION at Troy Park begins August 3 2016

The park will stay open with limited hours during Phase 2 construction at Troy Park. The park will be open to the public Monday through Saturday between 5 PM and dusk and all day on Sunday.

Please remember that the park will be closed during the day while construction is happening and will reopen for evening uses.   

Due to construction, park is only open Monday - Saturday, 5 PM - Dusk And Sunday, Dawn - Dusk. (Park is closed from sunrise-5 PM, Monday-Saturday.)

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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 two lighted synthetic multipurpose fields with press box structures and bleachers seating, parking areas and a playground.

Troy Park at Elkridge Timeline and Fact Sheet

Groundbreaking Photos

Ribbon Cutting Photos

Park Information

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

Subtitle 19 (PDF) 

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.

 

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

Flora and Fauna - We are grateful to the years of service and the countless hours that Jo and Bob Solem have contributed to the Howard County Bird Club. Their 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.

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

 

We strive to operate our programs regardless of weather - canceling is a last resort. However:  

  • While most programs will be held despite the weather, schedules and drop-off points may change. 
  • Should lightning be a factor, outdoor activities may be moved indoors. 
  • If a snow emergency is declared in Howard County, programs may be closed early or canceled. 
  • If a snow emergency is declared in Howard County, all parks are closed. 
  • If schools are closed, delayed or dismissed early due to inclement weather or if the Board of Education suspends after-school activities, Recreation and Parks programs in schools may be affected. 
  • In the event of inclement weather, call the Inclement Weather/Program Status numbers below for up-to-date information. 
  • You should check with your instructor about make-up dates for canceled sessions.

 

NEW CONSTRUCTION (Phase 2) The Contractor will begin work tomorrow August 3 2016. Phase 2 construction should be complete Fall of 2017. Park Improvements include one synthetic turf multipurpose field, parking facility, four restrooms, four pavilions, sidewalks, benches and trash receptacles. For more information please contact Paul Walsky at 410-313-1695

Please remember that the park will be closed during the day while construction is happening and will reopen for evening uses.   

Due to construction, park is only open Monday - Saturday, 5 PM - Dusk And Sunday, Dawn - Dusk. (Park is closed from sunrise-5 PM, Monday-Saturday.)

2013 Phasing Plan

2013 Master Plan

Phase 1 of Troy Park at Elkridge included the construction of the entrance road; two lighted synthetic multipurpose fields with press box structures and bleacher seating for 330; mass grading for additional amenities; and parking areas that include bio-retention islands with trees and plants to filter stormwater. Additionally, the playground included in phase 2 will be completed in mid-October. Phase 1 cost $8 million; all five phases are projected to cost an estimated $45.8 million.

Additional phases of the project will include two more lighted synthetic multipurpose fields, one of which will be a stadium field with seating for 1,500 and a lighting system to host televised night games; three lighted synthetic turf baseball fields; pavilions; trails; additional parking, a community center and indoor sports complex.

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.

 

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.