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.

Park Rangers

Mission Statement

To enhance the park patrons experience by providing quality customer service and information related to park safety, amenities, resources, and regulations while protecting the environment. 

 

Safety and Reporting

Title 19 Parkland Rules and Regulations

Reporting 
Be a good witness, if you see something, say something!

  • In case of an emergency, dial 911.
  • Park Ranger Duty Phone (7am-10:30pm): 410-245-1410
  • 24/7 DIRT Tip line: 410-313-3478
  • "Tell HoCo" mobile application

Trail and Boater Safety
Securing Valuables 

Staying Safe in our Parks
Remember to limit your distractions, paying attention to where you are and who is around you at all times. Bring a friend or a dog if you plan to recreate on a secluded route and only visit parks during regular operating hours (sunrise to sunset). Make sure you have proper footwear and apparel, water, and any other supplies you may need. If recreating alone, tell someone where you are going and when you should be home.
Lost and Found Children

Outreach and Educational Programs

Important Healthy and Safety Information- COVID-19

Howard County Park Rangers are committed to ensuring the safety of our park patrons. In accordance with the CDC’s recommendation and Howard County’s Health Department, all Ranger led events wi