Camp Activity Guide

Camp Registration Dates

County Residents: Online began1/31/24 (6pm) & in-person on 2/1/24 (8am).

Out-of-county Residents: Online began 2/7/24 (6pm) & in-person on 2/8/24 (8am).

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Spring & Summer Activity Guide

Spring & Summer Registration Dates

County Residents: Online began 3/6 (6pm) & in-person on 3/7 (8am).

Out-of-county Residents: Online began 3/13 (6pm) & in-person on 3/14 (8am).


Fall Activity Guide

County Residents: Online begins 8/7/24 (6pm) & in-person on 8/8/24 (8am).
Check your mailbox in mid-January for your print copy.

Out-of-county Residents: Online begins 8/14/24 (6pm) & in-person on 8/15/24 (8am).

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To responsibly manage natural resources; provide excellent parks, facilities, and recreation opportunities for the community; and ensure the highest quality of life for current and future generations.




The Department of Recreation and Parks strives to deliver recreation and leisure opportunities that will improve the health and well-being of the community and to serve as model stewards of the environment by managing, protecting, and conserving our resources for a sustainable future.


Core Values

  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Knowledgeable, Well-trained Staff
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Trend Setting

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


In collaboration with Countywide efforts, the Department of Recreation and Parks pledges to use an equity-centered lens across all operations to infuse concepts of equity, diversity and inclusion as we create and advance opportunities for all. 


​CAPRA Accreditation


Howard County Recreation & Parks is recognized through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Department met 154 standards encompassing all operations contained in leisure services. These professional standards serve as an aid for improving performance and maintaining quality. They provide park and recreation agencies with an ability to evaluate their operation, while achieving and maintaining a level of efficiency and effectiveness. There are less than 200 accredited agencies in the United States.




Public Hearings


Upcoming public hearings are posted on the following Park Advisory Board webpage.

Click Here


Public Gardens Focus Group


The Public Gardens Focus Group was established by Executive Order in April 2024.

The group will be in charge with making recommendations and considering design features, sites elements, and gathering spaces.

Meetings are open to the public. Please note that there will not be public comments, yet all are welcome to observe.

List of meetings (Click Here).

***Public comments are welcome at the July 17, 2024 meeting.



Nicola Morgal
Nicola Morgal
Bureau Chief of Recreation
Bob Linz
Bob Linz
Bureau Chief of Capital Projects, Park Planning & Construction
Michael Milani
Mike Milani
Bureau Chief of Administrative Services

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