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Department of Recreation and Parks
Disability Related Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What recreation programs are available for individuals with disabilities, and how can I find out where are they are located in Baltimore County?

A: The Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services and the Community Recreation Offices offer a wide variety of programs. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all Department programs throughout Baltimore County. Please contact your Community Recreation Office for a listing of their programs. The Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services produces a newsletter, Leisure Resources, highlighting programs specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. Leisure Resources is produced twice a year with Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter issues. The current issue is on the web page or you may call the TR office for information or a copy (410-887-5370 TTD/Deaf 410-887-5319).

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Q: What services are available to meet the specific needs of individuals with disabilities?

A: Auxiliary aids and services are available to ensure full participation in all recreation and parks programs. Reasonable accommodations are made on an individual basis. Call or e-mail (tr-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov) the Office of Therapeutic Services at 410-887-5370 or TTD/Deaf at 401-887-5319 for any special accommodations needed.

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Q: What are some of the accessible parks located in Baltimore County?

A: Efforts are underway to make all county parks and recreational facilities as fully accessible as possible. There are, however, some of major parks and facilities in Baltimore County that have undergone renovations to provide access to individuals with disabilities.

Please call the phone number listed for directions and information. See the main park and facilities web pages for details on park facilities.

Hillcrest Park 410-887-1439 

Gwynn Oak Park 410-887-1357 

Hannah More 410-887-1142 

Double Rock 410-887-5300 

Oregon Ridge 410-887-1818 

Holt Center Arts 410-887-5307 

Rosedale Park 410-887-0294 

Rocky Point 410-887-3873 

Stansbury 410-887-7155

Fort Howard 410-887-7529 

Loch Raven Fishing Center 410-887-7692 

Rockdale Park 410-887-0700

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Q: What Summer Camp opportunities does the Department of Recreation and Parks provide for individuals with disabilities?

A: Numerous opportunities are provided for individuals with disabilities.

  • Ten summer day camps designed for youth with disabilities ages 6–21 operate for five weeks at locations throughout Baltimore County. The camps typically operate Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Children with disabilities are encouraged to register and participate in the summer programs, playgrounds and camps that are operated by the local recreation and parks councils located throughout Baltimore County.
  • The Performing Arts Camp, a day camp with a theater arts focus, is for children with or without disabilities ages 6 and older. The camp meets at the North Point Government Center, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for five weeks.

For more information on summer camps for individuals with disabilities, contact the Therapeutic Recreation Office at 410-887-5370 or TTD/Deaf at 410-887-5319 or e-mail tr-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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Revised January 29, 2013

 

Revised April 6, 2016        

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