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Howard County provides an extensive array of quality leisure programs and natural park settings that benefit all of our citizens. Whether you are looking to attend a fun family event, learn a new skill, play in a sports tournament league, take a trip or enjoy our park hiking trails, our award-winning parks and programs provide something for everyone. As part of our leisure services, we also offer therapeutic recreation and licensed child care programs. Our rich diversity of offerings are a result of continually involving the community in identifying and meeting the needs of all residents..
ShredIt
Howard County Recreation & Parks ShredIt contest. Send us your best video edits from the North Laurel Skate Park, Centennial Park Skate Spot and Rockburn Skills Course.
What to do this weekend

Each weekend Howard County Recreation and Parks puts on several events at county locations. Our "What to do this weekend" page will be updated during the week with events for the coming weekend. 

2015 Fall Activity Guide
The 2013 Fall Activity Guide has hundreds of activities for all ages.
Roger Carter Community Center

Pictures and information about the new Roger Carter Community Center.

Football
Youth and Adult Football league information.
Junior Counselor Corps Program

The Junior Counselor Corps volunteer program provides teens age 13 through 16 a great opportunity to contribute to the community while developing leadership and communication skills in a summer camp setting. Click the link for more information...... 

Night Fishing
Boat or shoreline anglers can fish for prizes in this catch-and-release event.

Youth win trophies and are entered in a random prize drawing. Adults win

cash prizes and trophies. Categories include bass, bluegill, crappie, trout and

catfish. Fishing license is required for ages 16 and up; electric motors only,

with a minimum of two people per boat. Call 410-313-4623 or visit

www.howardcountymd.gov/nightfishing.htm to download a flier and rules.

Register on-site or in advance.  Sep 8.   

Park Improvements
Construction updates on Howard County parkland.
July is Recreation and Parks Month

Event schedule and details coming soon. Check the nature center's home page for more information.

July 4th Celebration: Festival and Fireworks

County Executive Ken Ulman invites you to the Columbia Lakefront for an evening of Famiy, Fun & Fireworks Wednesday July 4, 5 10 pmFireworks at Dusk(Rain date Thursday July 5)Fireworks Only  

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