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By Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

From fireworks high in the sky to the mud between your toes; from classical to jazz; from canoeing to hiking the trails—have we got a July for you! Take a look at the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks July 2017 Happenings listed below and make a commitment to yourself to enjoy July like you’ve never enjoyed it before!

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Therapeutic Recreation Camps

Four-Week Camps: July 3 to July 28

Five-Week Camps: June 26 to July 28

PAL Summer Programs

In addition to all the great programs listed above, there are nine incredible PAL Centers located throughout the County with exciting and fun programs for youngsters ages 8 to 17. Contact a PAL center closest to you to learn more about these programs.   

Programs are run by Recreation and Parks and Nature Council volunteers. Many programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee. Be sure to check the websites to confirm times and locations. 

Baltimore County boasts more than 200 beautiful parks. From the small park around the corner, to those big beautiful parks with sites and amenities well worth the short drive to see and experience. Come on now, its summer, it’s time to see our parks up close and personal!


Michael L. Schneider, Community Outreach Liaison
Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks

The spirit of America’s independence can be heard, and seen, across our beautiful County throughout the long Fourth of July weekend – close to home and without the long lines at the toll booths! Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Councils, staff and communities are working hard to make this weekend memorable and fun way to celebrate with family and friends all that is great about America.

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Over on the County’s east side, The Heritage Foundation is celebrating with its annual Fair at Dundalk Heritage Park (July 1 through July 3).  On the Fourth of July, the fun and community traditions continue with a 6K race (starting at CCBC Dundalk), a parade starting at Logan Village Shopping Center, and the popular fireworks at North Point Government Center. Details of these events can be found on the Dundalk Heritage Fair website.

Up in Carroll Manor, it is the Annual Community Fireworks at Sweet Air Park and Jacksonville Elementary.  Join upwards of a thousand of your friends and neighbors for entertainment and fireworks on Saturday, July 2. For details, check out this flier: Community Fireworks with the Jacksonville Optimists.

On the west side of Baltimore County, the 34th Annual Arbutus Firecracker 10K is taking place on the Fourth of July starting at 8 a.m. at Arbutus Middle School. Then at 3 p.m., the Arbutus annual Fourth of July Parade lines up on Montrose Avenue and enters in the 1600 block of Frederick Road.  Here’s some FAQ’s about the rest of that exciting day (including fireworks) in the Arbutus community parade and fireworks.

There’s also the 53rd Annual Fullerton Fireworks Foundation’s Fourth of July Celebration at Fullerton Park, where the fun (music, food and fireworks) starts at 5 p.m. There’s lots to do, and you can read about it here at the Fullerton Fireworks Foundation website.

Now, it wouldn’t be the Fourth of July in Baltimore County without the thunderous roar of fireworks and the magnificent sounds of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on July 3 and 4 at Oregon Ridge with the annual BSO Star Spangled Spectacular. The friendly crowds, delicious foods, sights and sounds make this the ultimate community Independence Day celebration. Gates open at 5 p.m.  Visit the Star-Spangled-Spectacular website for more details.  

And just in case this isn’t enough to choose from, here are lists of fireworks displays and holiday parades across the County.

So, you can see, by the dawn’s early light and the dusk’s lit sky, there’s much to do this holiday weekend with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks – Happy Birthday, USA!


White Marsh Drop-Off Center Open for the Season

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, Baltimore County residents may bring household hazardous waste items to a one-day collection event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Baltimore County Central Acceptance Facility, located at 201 W. Warren Rd in Cockeysville. The event is hosted by the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) in cooperation with the Police, Fire and Public Works departments.

Baltimore County residents may bring household paints and chemicals, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, cleaning solvents, swimming pool chemicals, re-chargeable batteries, medicines, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks, and ammunition. No trash will be accepted at this event.

White Marsh Drop-Off Center Open

For those residents who can’t make it to the one-day event, Baltimore County operates a full service household hazardous waste drop-off facility at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, located at 6259 Days Cove Road in White Marsh. This facility is open all year and operates Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fall 2016 Collection Event Announced

EPS officials also announced that the fall 2016 household hazardous waste one-day collection event will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Baltimore County Western Acceptance Facility, located at 3310 Transway Rd in Halethorpe.

Residents may call the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability at 410-887-3745 for more information.


 
 
Revised September 26, 2016