Northwest Regional Park
Community Supervisor: Jodie Blackford
A Recreational Oasis in the Owings Mills Growth Area
The Owings Mills Recreation and Parks Council, which serves most of the communities within Baltimore County's designated "Owings Mills Growth Area," experienced the largest population growth (over 55 percent ) of any recreation and parks council between 1990 and 2000. This population growth was not limited to Owings Mills, as the areas within the neighboring recreation councils of Reisterstown and Liberty Road grew by nearly 25 percent and more than 10 percent respectively. To help address this population boom of approximately 24,000 people, Baltimore County acquired and developed the 322.7-acre Northwest Regional Park at Lyons Mill and Deer Park Roads at the western edge of Owings Mills.
The eastern portion Northwest Regional Park, which consisted almost entirely of open fields at the time of acquisition, was recently developed with a variety of recreational facilities for the use of the community and local recreation councils. The baseball and softball programs of the recreation councils will be well served by the park's four ball diamonds, which encircle a central gazebo and feature home run fences and warning tracks. A lighted artificial turf and two irrigated athletic fields help to demand for field sports such as soccer, lacrosse, and football.
Load up the Picnic Basket
The park's three pavilions are available for reservations, and make a terrific spot for a family outing, group get-together, or company picnic. Pavilion and field reservations may be scheduled through the Owings Mills Recreation Office.
In addition to these facilities, Northwest Regional Park also offers a variety of amenities for other recreational tastes and preferences. Paved stroller-friendly paths, and trails with natural surfaces traverse wooded areas of the park and offer walkers, bicyclers, and skaters a chance to get back to nature. The park's playground is sure to be popular with children, and wheelchair-accessible community garden plots will be opened at a later date for green thumbers wishing to put their gardening skills to use.
The Wooded West Side
The largest portion of Northwest Regional Park, which is largely wooded, is situated on the west side of Deer Park Road north of Lyons Mill Road. This area is predominantly natural, featuring a stretch of the Locust Run stream, a County-designated recreational greenway.
Address: 4515 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
A crowd gathers under and around the Ball Diamond Plaza and Pavilion.
Directions from points east of the intersection of I-795 and I-695:
From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take exit 19 for I-795 towards Owings Mills. Continue on I-795 for approximately 3 miles and take exit 4 for Owings Mills Boulevard south towards the Owings Mills Town Center. Stay on Owings Mills Boulevard until its end at Lyons Mill Road and make a right. Proceed on Lyons Mill Road for approximately 1.8 miles and make a right onto Deer Park Road. The park entrance, marked with a sign, will be just ahead on the right.
Directions from points south of the intersection of I-795 and I-695:
From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take exit 18 for Liberty Road west towards Randallstown. Follow Liberty Road for approximately 5 miles and make a right onto Deer Park Road. Stay on Deer Park Road, past Lyons Mill Road, and proceed to park entrance just ahead on the right, marked by park sign.
Revised September 8, 2014