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COVID-19 Information
Effective Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Howard County Recreation & Parks will be following county guidance and will be lifting the mask mandate in our facilities and for our programs and events. Please note that masks may still be required if held within HCPSS locations or if a venue requires it. All patrons are welcome to wear a mask if they choose to do so.


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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
​CAPRA Accreditation

Howard County Recreation & Parks is recognized through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Department met 144 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. The Department is one of only 102 accredited agencies in the United States.




Raul Delerme
Director of Recreation & Parks
Bob Linz
Acting Bureau Chief of Capital Projects, Park Planning & Construction
Mike Milani
Bureau Chief of Administrative Services

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