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6/25/2015 - 06.25.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE
4/22/2015 - 04.22.15 Robinson Nature Center to celebrate International Astronomy Day READ MORE
4/10/2015 - 04.10.15 Executive Kittleman officially opens Belmont Manor & Historic Park READ MORE
3/11/2015 - 03.11.15 Howard County Robinson Nature Center celebrates Anne Robinson’s 100th birthday READ MORE
1/26/2015 - 01.26.15 Howard County’s Middle Patuxent Environmental Area to benefit from grant targeting stormwater pollution READ MORE
1/26/2015 - 01.26.15 Howard County seeks nominees for annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
12/4/2014 - 12.4.14 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Additions to 2014-2015 Deer Management Program READ MORE
11/18/2014 - 11.18.14 County Executive Ken Ulman Announces that Playing Fields at Blandair Park Now Named for Delegate Frank Turner READ MORE
12/20/2013 - 12.20.13 Recreation & Parks Advisory Board Solicits Public Comment on Revised Athletic Field Upgrades Proposed For East Columbia Library Park Site READ MORE
5/10/2013 - 05.10.13 Only Howard County Cricket Field to Host First Match at Renovated Schooley Mill Park READ MORE

Parks & Pavilions


Parks | Trail Maps | Playgrounds | Pavilions

To report a park violation, call 410-313-DIRT (3478). If you need emergency assistance, dial 911.

Worthington Dog Park:
Off-Leash Area Permit Application And Informational Guide

Do you use the trails in Howard County? We are seeking information on your experiences on unpaved trails at county parks. Please fill out our short, six-question survey, to help us better meet your needs: Trail Use Survey  

Fields and Courts by Park  Flora and Fauna by Park 
Purchase Memorial Tree/Bench  Horticulture 
Open Space Enforcement & Complaints  Parkland Rules & Regulations 
Park Rangers  Parks Smoking Ban 

We have trees on the Maryland and Howard County Champion Tree Lists.  Click here to see locations of these award-winning trees. To learn more about the champion trees contest and how to nominate a tree, visit the the Howard County Forest Conservancy website.

Howard County Garden Plots 
Join the Columbia Gardeners and grow your own Fresh veggies, fruits, flowers and herbs. Visit our Garden Plots!!

Timbers at Troy Golf Course 
The Timbers at Troy Golf Course offers a challenge to players of all skill levels and abilities. The Timbers also features a restaurant and full-service pro shop. For information and tee times, call 410-313-GOLF (4653) or go to www.timbersgolf.com.