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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..
Rockburn Open Car Show


Atholton Park
This 9 acre park is located behind Atholton Elementary School and offers 2 tennis courts, 2 playgrounds with separate tot lots, 2 picnic tables, grills, and 3 handball/racquetball courts, plus a multi-sport rebound wall. A short paved pathway accesses an area reforested for resource conservation and protection suitable for bird watching
Cedar Villa Heights Park
Another prime location for neighborhood gatherings, the 3-acre Cedar Villa Park offers a tennis court, a full basketball court, 2 playgrounds with separate tot lot areas, 5 picnic tables, grills and a paved trail.
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. 

Crafts & Fine Arts

Preschool Crafts & Fine Arts To sign up for Preschool Crafts & Fine Arts programs click here. Youth Crafts & Fine Arts To sign up for Preschool Crafts & Fine Arts programs click here. Teen Crafts & Fine Arts To sign

Community Knitting & Crocheting Group

  Feel a sense of belonging. Create heirloom memories while knitting and crocheting Afghans, blankets, baby wear and more for local charities, hospitals and senior centers. This volunteer led group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Acrylic

Rock Climbing


Youth and Adult Volleyball leagues, activities and information.
Preschool, Youth and Adult Basketball leagues, activities and information.
Custom Adventure, Nature and Outdoor programs
Contact Dawn Thomas 410.313.4623 for custom adventure and nature programs for youth and adults!
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