Baltimore County News
A Tour Made for Fun
More than 6,700 acres of parks in Baltimore County offer lots of room to play. Next Up Baltimore County joins Parks and Recreation Director Barry Williams at Rocky Point beach for a tour made for fun.
Since 2011, Baltimore County has invested over $51 million towards parks, bikeways, walking trails and community centers, including 18 turf fields all across the county. There are thousands of recreational programs, including individual and team sports, performing and visual arts, social clubs and activities for both kids and adults.
With 160 parks to choose from, get out and play!
Find your park: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/parks
Take our survey on parks: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BC2SMYY
Next Up Baltimore County explores what makes Baltimore County a great place to live and work. The show features interviews with local business leaders, entrepreneurs and educators and is produced by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development. In addition to online access, Next Up runs on Baltimore County cable channel 25 at the following times:
Monday, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.
Director, Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development
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.
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.
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!
Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Haunted Houses and More
With cooling temperatures and dramatic color-changing foliage, fall is a beautiful time to be in Baltimore County. Whether you're in search of the perfect pumpkin, freshly pressed apple cider, corn mazes or spooky haunted attractions, there is something for everyone this season.
Experience the beauty of Baltimore County by visiting your local and state parks. Enjoy nature with access to trails for biking and hiking, educational nature centers, dog parks and lots of other great recreational opportunities.
Autumn in Baltimore County is also home to many local events, with everything from concerts to wine tastings available right in your backyard.
Tourism and Promotion
Revised April 6, 2016