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.
Encore programs are designed with the active aging adult in mind. Now is the time for you to reignite the excitement of years past and try something you've always wanted to do! Whether it is diving into a lecture series or trying your hand at a new art form, we strive to offer opportunities that will inspire and delight you. If you don't see something offered here that you would like to try, let us know! We are always looking for new ideas on how to better serve the community. For more information or to provide a suggestion, please contact Ruth Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-313-7311.
Click here to view all active aging recreation & sports programs.
Crafts & Fine Arts
Drop-In Programs (currently suspended)
Encore Adventures (currently suspended)
Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services
Encore Adventures was a winner of the the National Recreation & Parks Association's Healthy Aging in Parks contest! Read the winning entry by clicking here: Encore Adventures
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Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Sign up to be an Encore Volunteer! You will participate in industry-level trainings, have opportunities to socialize with other volunteers and share your time and/or skills with others in a Recreation & Parks program. Visit our volunteer website to sign up today! HoCo Volunteers.
We also offer Trips & Tours! Visit our website to see where we are going next.
The Department of Recreation and Parks is a recognized leader in opportunities for individuals with disabilities and is pleased to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for general recreation programs of their choice. Howard County Recreation & Parks Department has developed an inclusion process to better accommodate Howard County residents with disabilities. This process has been recently updated. To ensure that we meet your program needs, please call Victoria Taylor, Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor 410-313-4708 Vtaylor@howardcountymd.gov or Susan Potts, Therapeutic Recreation Manager 410-313-4628 email@example.com at least two weeks before the program begins to request accommodation services.The Process to Request Accommodations:
If you would like to check the status of your request or if you have any questions regarding inclusion services, feel free to contact our therapeutic recreation team. We would be happy to help!
Victoria Taylor, CTRS, Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services SupervisorOffice: 410- 313- 4708Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Potts, CTRS, MS, Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services ManagerOffice: 410-313-4628Email: email@example.com
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