General Information

Howard County Recreation & Parks 
7120 Oakland Mills Road 
Columbia, MD 21046 


410-313-4700 General Information
(M-F, 8am-5pm) 

410-313-4658 FAX 

410-313-PARK (7275) Registration
(M-F, 8am-4:30pm) 

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Inclement Weather and Program Status Lines
Title
Inclement Weather and Program Status Lines
Content

We strive to operate our programs regardless of weather - canceling is a last resort. However:  

  • While most programs will be held despite the weather, schedules and drop-off points may change.
  • Should lightning be a factor, outdoor activities may be moved indoors.
  • If a snow emergency is declared in Howard County, programs may be closed early or canceled.
  • If a snow emergency is declared in Howard County, all parks are closed.
  • If schools are closed, delayed or dismissed early due to inclement weather or if the Board of Education suspends after-school activities, Recreation and Parks programs in schools may be affected.
  • In the event of inclement weather, call the Inclement Weather/Program Status numbers below for up-to-date information.
  • You should check with your instructor about make-up dates for canceled sessions.
  • Review the Extreme Heat Policy, which provides guidelines for staff and facilities when the National Weather Service announces a Heat Advisory or a Heat Warning.
Inclement Weather/Program Status Information
(Call after 4pm Mon-Fri and after 7am Sat & Sun for recorded message)

Classes, Program, Events, Trips, Childcare, Therapeutic Recreation, 
Some Sports and Outdoor Recreation: 410-313-4451

Gary J. Arthur Community Center: 410-313-4452 (option 1)

Meadowbrook Athletic Complex: 410-313-4452 (option 2)

Roger Carter Community Center: 410-313-2674 (option 3)

Kiwanis-Wallas Hall410-313-4452 (option 4)

North Laurel Community Center: 410-313-4452 (option 5)

Robinson Nature Center: 410-313-4452 (option 6)

Ball Field Conditions

All School Fields: 410-313-6827 (This line is maintained by HCPSS: https://www.hcpss.org/schools/facilities/)

Alpha Ridge Park and Western Regional Park: 410-313-4372

Blandair Park: 410-313-3673

Cedar Lane Park: 410-313-4453

Centennial Park and Cypressmede Park: 410-313-4454

Hollifield Park and the Howard County Center for the Arts: 410-313-4457

Dayton Oaks Park and Schooley Mill Park: 410-313-4458

Dickinson Park, Hammond Park, Huntington Park and Martin Road Park: 410-313-4459

Meadowbrook Park: 410-313-2727

Rockburn Branch Park, Waterloo Park, and Worthington Dog Park: 410-313-4455

Savage Park, Guilford Park, East Columbia Library Park: 410-313-4456

Staff Directory
Title
Administration
Content

A. Raul Delerme, Director
410-313-4640 
[email protected]  

Bryan Moody, Bureau Chief, Parks & Program Services 
410-313-4640 
[email protected]

Robert A. Linz, Bureau Chief, Capital Projects, Park Planning & Construction 
410-313-4640
[email protected]

Nicola Morgal, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Recreation Services
410-313-4661 
[email protected]

Mike Milani, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Administrative Services
410-313-4629 
[email protected]  

Title
Active Aging Programs and Trips & Tours
Content

Tessa Hurd
Recreation Manager
Active Aging Programs and Trips & Tours
410-313-7311
[email protected]

Tracy Adkins, Supervisor
Active Aging Programs and Trips & Tours
410-313-7279
[email protected]

Scott Ripley, Supervisor
Active Aging Programs - Sports & Fitness
410-313-7281
SRipley@howardcountymd.gov

Title
Adult Programs (18 years +)
Content

Melissa Byrne
410-313-4704
[email protected]

Title
Adventure and Outdoor Programs, Camps & Events
Content

Dawn Thomas 
410-313-1754 
[email protected]

Matt Medicus 
410-313-1769  
[email protected]

Title
Capital Projects, Park Planning and Construction
Content

Robert A. Linz, Bureau Chief (Acting)
410-313-4640
[email protected]

Paul Walsky, RLA, Park Planner 
410-313-1695 
[email protected]

Jason Thompson, PLA, Park Planner
410-313-4031
[email protected]

Ed Bromley, Engineering Support Technician 2 
410-313-4688 
[email protected]  

Dawn Poholsky, 
Geographical Information Systems Specialist (GIS), 
Global Positioning System (GPS), Department Data Manager
410-313-1677 
[email protected]

Jeff Hull, Operations Supervisor II 
410-313-4631 
[email protected]   

Tim Nedzel  Operations Supervisor III, 
Heritage Construction  410- 313-0211 
[email protected]

Title
Community Outreach
Content

Daneisha Nicholas, Manager
410-313-4625 
[email protected]

Ovan Shortt, Supervisor
410-313-1693
[email protected]

Title
Early Childhood and Youth Programs
Content

Adam Wienckowski, Manager
PreK & Youth: Cooking, Dance classes, Drama classes, Magic & Circus, 
410-313-4714 
[email protected]

Cindy Ochs, Supervisor
Early Childhood & Preschool classes & camps, Art classes, Parent-Child programs
410-313-4681 
[email protected]

Scott Corning, Supervisor
Youth: Art classes, Chess, Culture, Etiquette, LEGO®, Medical/Veterinary classes
410-313-4622
[email protected]

Carson Nickell, Coordinator
PreK & Youth:  Dance Camps, LEGO®, Music classes, Science/Technology classes
410-313-4721
[email protected]

 

Title
Heritage Programs
Content

Emily Mosher, Heritage Program & Facilities Manager 
410-313-0420 
[email protected]

Kelly Palich, Heritage Program Coordinator
410-313-0423
[email protected] 

Nathan Davis, B&O Ellicott City Station Museum Manager
410-313-2922
[email protected]

Tim Nedzel, Heritage Operations Supervisor 
410-313-4955 
[email protected] 

Don Wyman, Park Maintenance Leader
443-506-8045
dwymanhowardcountymd.gov 

Title
Horticulture and Land Management
Content

Tim Overstreet, Division Supervisor 
410-313-4627 
[email protected]

Joann Frush, Operations Supervisor 
410-313-4733 
[email protected]

Chris Tolson, Contract Management 
410-313-4732  
[email protected]

Ken Miller, Operations Supervisor 
410-313-1684 
[email protected] 

Title
Marketing & Public Information
Content

Anna Hunter, Superintendent of Public Information & Marketing
410-313-4686 
[email protected]

Cara Marshall, Art Director 
410-313-4422 
[email protected]

Kathy Wyche, Graphic Designer
410-313-4421
[email protected] 

Ryan Hennesy, Graphic Designer
410-313-4663
[email protected]

Pete McCarthy, Marketing Editor & Social Media Coordinator
410-313-1685
[email protected]

Jack Watson, Graphic Designer
410-313-4425
[email protected]

Title
Natural & Historic Resources and Open Space
Content

Dan McNamara, Superintendent 
410-313-4725 
[email protected]

Tim Maynard, Deer Management Manager 
410-313-1675 
[email protected]

Cheryl Farfaras, Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) Manager 
410-313-4726 
[email protected]

Jeff Claffy, Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) Assistant Manager, 
MPEA Volunteer Programs 
410-313-6209 
[email protected]

Brenda Belensky, Natural Resource Conservation Manager
410-313-4724 
[email protected]

David Keane, Forestry and Natural Resource Protection Manager
410-313-1676 
[email protected]

Scott Bowen, Forest Conservation Manager
410-313-3723 
[email protected]

Meagan Poe, Trail Program Manager
410-313-4697
[email protected] 

Megan Handshu Mills, Private Forest Conservation Establishment, 
Stream Releaf and Plant (It) Green Programs 
410-313-6205 
[email protected]

Charlie Peregoy, Regulations Inspector I 
and Dedications 
410-313-1678 
[email protected]

Sean Poholsky, Regulations Inspector I 
and Dedications 
410-313-0701
[email protected]

Kevin Vest, Park Ranger Manager
410-313-4679
[email protected]

Nick Brightwell, Park Ranger Supervisor
410-313-0415
[email protected]

Anthony Tanner, Park Ranger Supervisor
410-313-4613 
[email protected]

Alvin Stewart, Park Ranger Supervisor
410-313-0589
[email protected]

Amy Carpenter-Driscoll, Park Ranger Supervisor
410-313-1673
[email protected]

Katie Peet, Director, Robinson Nature Center
410-313-0404
[email protected]

Ellen Reinecke, Education and Technology Manager, Robinson Nature Center
410-313-0407
[email protected]

Brian Campbell, Volunteer and Maintenance Supervisor, Robinson Nature Center
410-313-0406
[email protected]

Emily Sizemore, Administration, Robinson Nature Center
410-313-0402
[email protected]

Title
Park Operations
Content

Park Information
410-313-4700

Pat Wiebking
Acting Superintendent
(Also Operations Supervisor III, Zone 4, including Rockburn Branch Park) 
410-313-5132 
[email protected] 

Donna Szyman, Park Operations Assistant 
410-313-4647 
[email protected]   

John Riggleman, Operations Supervisor III, Zone 1, including Cedar Lane Park) 
410-313-7398 
[email protected]   

Bill Lloyd, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 1, including Cedar Lane Park 
410-313-7285 
[email protected] 

Joe Burkett, Operations Supervisor 1, Zone 1, , including Savage Park 
410-313-7364
[email protected] 

Kevin Naecker, Operations Supervisor III, Zone 2, including Centennial Park
410-313-0418 
[email protected]  

James Reed, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 2, including Centennial Park
410-313-7271 
[email protected]

Rick Femiano, Operations Supervisor III, Zone 3, including Schooley Mill Park
410-313-6133 
[email protected]  

Jim Craft, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 3, including Western Regional Park
410-313-5497 
[email protected] 

William Sullivan, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 3, including Schooley Mill Park
410-313-6132 
[email protected] 

Darrell Reid, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 4, including Rockburn Branch Park
410-313-3875 
[email protected]

Mark Fisher, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 4, including Troy Park
410-313-5130 
[email protected]  

David Benedictis, Operations Supervisor III, Zone 5, including Blandair Park/Belmont Manor and Historic Park
410-313-0204
[email protected]

Kyle Gordon, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 5, including Blandair Park
410-313-0348
[email protected]

Miles Thome, Operations Supervisor I, Zone 5, including Belmont Manor and Historic Park
410-313-0212
[email protected]

Title
Pavilion & Field Reservations
Content

Eddie O'Malley
Pavilion Rentals
410-313-4676
[email protected]

Jean Shea
Field Permits 
410-313-4626 
[email protected] 

Anna Hunter
Filming/Videography Permission & Necessary Forms
Superintendent of Marketing & Public Information
410-313-4686 
[email protected]

Eddie O'Malley
Photography Permission & Necessary Forms
410-313-4676
[email protected]

Title
Recreational Licensed Child Care and Community Services
Content

To reach the RLC Administrative office, please call 410-313-3706.

Bellows Spring, Bollman Bridge, Forest Ridge, Gorman Crossing, Ilchester and Laurel Woods
410-313-3706

Ruth Coleman, Superintendent 
410-313-4723
[email protected] 

Shavon Gordon, Supervisor
Fulton, Manor Woods, Pointers Run and West Friendship RLC 
410-313-4633 
[email protected]

Ducketts Lane, Elkridge, Hanover Hills, Rockburn and All Early Learning Centers
410-313-3706

Lakisha Major, Coordinator
410-313-4717
[email protected]

Donna Jackson-Parker, Coordinator
410-313-1696
djparker@howardcountymd.gov

Julia Martin, Coordinator
410-313-1687
jmartin@howardcountymd.gov

Stephanie Wise, Recreation Manager
410-313-4712
[email protected] 

Joynel K. Young, Recreation Manager
410-313-2637
[email protected]

Title
Recreation Services
Content

Mike Blevins, Superintendent 
410-313-1668 
[email protected]

Title
Registration
Content

General Registration (Program information, Refund/Withdrawal Requests) 
410-313-7275

Christine Walton, Supervisor 
410-313-7275 
[email protected]  

Title
Special Events
Content

Danielle Bassett, Manager 
410-313-4634
[email protected] 

Karen Bradley Ehler, Supervisor
410-313-4635
[email protected]

Wine in the Woods
Mike Blevins, Superintendent 
410-313-1668 
[email protected]

Title
Sports & Tournaments
Content

Tournaments
Jamie Ponton, Tournaments/Events Manager
410-313-1691
[email protected]

Julian Henson, Tournaments/Events Supervisor
410-313-1665
[email protected]

Sports
Krista Billingsley, Individual Sports Supervisor (Golf, Tennis, Life Time)
410-313-4637  
[email protected]  

Matthew Knoerlein, Manager (Meadowbrook Athletic Complex & Park
Youth Basketball League (9-14 yrs), High School Basketball League)  
410-313-1163  
[email protected] 

Amy Patton, Sports and Fitness Manager (Martial Arts, Adult Co-Rec, Men's Softball, Wrestling)   
410-313-4718  
[email protected]

Brian Wyman, Community Sports Manager
410-313-4706 
[email protected]  

Will Dunmore, Badminton, Gymnastics, Running, Football, Jump Rope Supervisor 
410-313-1697  
[email protected]   

Kelly Jones, Recreation Services Coordinator II, 
Youth Basketball League (5-8 yrs), Homeschool Gym, Pre-K Drop-In Play,
Weekday Badminton, School’s Out Basketball, Winter Mix,
Planet Recreation & Ultimate Spring Break Programs, Planet Recreation Camp, Ultimate Sports and Games Camps  
410-313-1162  
[email protected] 

Ray Hall, EHC  Jaguars Football, Alliance Basketball League, Lacrosse (HCLP, Hero’s) 
410-313-1689  
[email protected]  

Ricky Dubois, WHC Warhawks Football, Lacrosse Leagues (Club, High School & Adult) 
410-313-4736  
[email protected]  

Pat McGinnis, Adult Soccer, Cricket, Camps, CBL Baseball, Softball, WHC Baseball, Softball 
410-313-4716  
[email protected] 

Curtis Gore, Instructional Sports After-school Classes & Instructional Leagues, Schools Out Sports & Swim, Schools Out Junior Sports, Super Hoops Camp Supervisor, Preschool Sports 
410-313-4705  
[email protected]

Title
Therapeutic Recreation/Inclusion
Content

Susan L. Potts, MS, CTRS, Therapeutic Recreation and Accommodation Services Manager 
[email protected]
410-313-4628 

Tori Laing, CTRS – Inclusion & Accommodation Services Supervisor
[email protected]
410-313-4708

Anastasia Pyzik, CTRS – Therapeutic Recreation Services Supervisor 
[email protected]
410-313-1671

Rachel Curry – Therapeutic Recreation & Accommodations Leader
[email protected]
410-313-4623

Title
Volunteers and Special Projects
Content

Shawnté Berry, Volunteer & Special Projects Manager 
410-313-4624 
[email protected]

 

Title
Film or Photograph in a Park or Rec & Pk Facility
Content

Anna Hunter
Filming/Videography Permission & Necessary Forms
Superintendent of Marketing & Public Information
410-313-4686 
[email protected]

Eddie O'Malley
Photography Permission & Necessary Forms
410-313-4676
[email protected]

 

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