Winter Activity Guide

Registration has begun!

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Camp Activity Guide

Howard County Residents: Online registration starting February 1 at 6pm. All other methods starting February 2.

Out-of-County Residents: Online registration starting February 8 at 6pm. All other methods starting February 9.

Flag Football

Spring/Summer Activity Guide

Howard County Residents: Online registration starting March 1 at 6pm. All other methods starting March 2.

Out-of-County Residents: Online registration starting March 8 at 6pm. All other methods starting March 9.

Teen playing tennis

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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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Leadership

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

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