COVID-19 Information
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Programs and Tournaments
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  • Outdoor camps, programs & tournaments may resume at 100% capacity without restrictions. 
  • Indoor camps & programs may resume at 100% capacity.
  • Face coverings are not required indoors or outdoors.
    • Exception: All instructors and participants 5 years & older are required to wear a face covering when participating in an indoor youth camp, class or childcare program.
    • The Department recommends that those not vaccinated continue to wear a face covering.
  • Youth Camp guidelines
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Facilities and Parks
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  • Masks are no longer required outdoors or indoors at our county-run parks & facilities.
    • Exception: All instructors and participants 5 years & older are required to wear a face covering when participating in an indoor youth camp, class or childcare program.
    • The Department recommends that those not vaccinated continue to wear a face covering.
  • Indoor facilities are open at 100% capacity. 
    • Exceptions: Belmont Manor & Historic Park, and Waverly Mansion are open by appointment only.
  • Restrictions have also been lifted and are at 100% capacity:
    • The Roger Carter Community Center Pool
    • The Worthington Dog Park 
    • Pavilions
    • Outdoor bleachers
    • Dugouts & bleachers at parks
  • Outdoor water fountains will be turned once facilities has time to do so.
  • Kayaks, paddleboats, and canoe rentals at Centennial Park will remain closed for 2021.
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Weddings and Pavilions
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Outdoor weddings and park pavilions are open at 100% capacity.

Amusement Park Tickets
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Discounted Amusement Park Tickets
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Use promo code "HOCO" for a discount.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket purchases go towards staff's MRPA conference costs.

Six Flags America - MD (www.sixflags.com/america)

Six Flags Great Adventure - NJ (www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor - NJ (https://www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj)

 

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Mission
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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.

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Vision
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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.

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Core Values
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  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Knowledgeable, Well-trained Staff
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Trend Setting
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​CAPRA Accreditation
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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.

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Amusement Park Tickets
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Use promo code HOCO for discount

Six Flags America - MD (www.sixflags.com/america)

Six Flags Great Adventure - NJ (www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor - NJ (https://www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj)

A portion of the proceeds from ticket purchases go toward staff entrance to MRPA conferences.

Leadership

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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