Department of Recreation and Parks
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Agriculture, Nature and Special Facilities

Executive Director: Chris McCollum
Office Assistant: Donna Gravell

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Phone: 410-887-8570 T.D.D./Deaf: 410-887-5319
Fax: 410-832-4402


The Baltimore County Agriculture, Nature and Special Facilities area manages the following areas:


The programming at these sites include, but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture
  • Interpretative
  • Environmental
  • Nature
  • Archaeology
  • Gardening
  • Trails
  • Historical
  • Canoeing
  • Fall and Spring Festival
  • Market Days


Swimming is available Memorial Day through Labor Day

Loch Raven Fishing Center

  • Boat rentals
  • A full inventory of fishing tackle
  • Live bait
  • Snacks, and sundries to make your visit an enjoyable one.

We no longer sell fishing licenses at the center. Visit the Department of Natural Resources for information on fishing license in Maryland.

Baltimore County Sailing Center

Baltimore County Sailing Center is a 501(c)3 community sailing organization operating out of Rocky Point Park. Part of Baltimore County Recreation and Parks, Baltimore County Sailing Center is a self-sustaining small boat sailing facility offering diverse sailing programs for all who are interested.

Summer Camps 2015

Summer camps will be offered at the following locations:

Programs will be available for children ages four to 18. Depending on the camp activities will include:

  • Gardening
  • Exploration
  • Hiking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Natural History

Contact individual centers for registration requirements and detailed information. Registrations are limited.

Revised November 4, 2015

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