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Residents Should Continue to Practice Social Distancing

Baltimore County’s Department of Recreation and Parks today announced a series of updates to the status of its facilities as the County continues its safe and gradual reopening.

As the weather warms, more facilities will be open for recreational activities, though residents should continue to be safe and practice social distancing.

As of today, the following County facilities are now open: 

  • Playgrounds
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Basketball courts (residents should anticipate about two weeks to complete installation of rims)
  • Other surface courts
  • All fields and diamonds
  • Pavilions and picnic areas
  • Dog parks
  • Skate parks
  • Horseshoe pits
  • RC/Model Plane Areas
  • Lifeguarded swimming at Rocky Point
  • Restrooms in regional parks
  • Outdoor accessible restroom facilities will be opened in conjunction with scheduled permitted activities and as regular need demands.

Use of Pavilions for Worship in the Park Services 

In an effort to help local religious organizations find safe outdoor spaces to worship, Baltimore County is opening access to outdoor pavilions at some County parks.

Local religious organizations may request a permit to use a park pavilion for regular religious services only. 

These gatherings will be limited to 50 percent of each pavilion’s maximum occupancy.

Beginning today, religious organizations will be able to make reservations for the weekends of June 19 and June 26, at the following locations free of charge, and on a first-come, first-served basis: 

  • Eastern Regional Park
  • Fort Howard Park
  • Honeygo Regional Park
  • Kingsville Park
  • Meadowood Regional Park
  • Northwest Regional Park
  • Oregon Ridge Park
  • Reisterstown Regional Park
  • Rockdale Park
  • Rosedale Park
  • Southwest Area Park
  • Sweet Air Park

More information and permit request forms are available on the County’s website.

Use of Pavilions for the Public Starting July 4

Beginning today, all pavilion rentals are available to be reserved by the public starting July 4.

More information and permit request forms are available on the County’s website.

Grab–and-Go Recreation Kits

The Department of Recreation and Parks today announced the creation of Grab-and-Go Recreation Kits, a new, free opportunity to provide youth with more activities to safely enjoy the outdoors.

Beginning Saturday, June 13 through July 22, young people can take part in these easy and free activities including the Ravens Fitness Flock (begins June 22), Locomotor Skills Obstacle Course, Nature Bingo, Butterfly Ring and Tissue Paper Flower Craft, and Recreation Rocks.

To find a location near you to pick up a premade kit, to learn how to make your own kit at home, or for more information, please email grabandgo-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov or visit the Department's website.

Supplies are limited and if you are unable to get a Grab-and-Go Kit, please email grabandgo-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to make additional arrangements. 

Stay Safe

To the extent possible, residents should continue to practice social distancing and face coverings should be worn at park locations, especially when social distancing is not feasible.

Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in removal from park property.

The Department will continue to follow all State Executive Orders related to recreational activities.


By Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

Sing along, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks style! Summertime, and the livin’ is fun, active, interesting and exciting. July brings a Frog Round Up, Very Hungry Caterpillars, Critters in the Creek, Bird Walks, and a Liberty Tea Party. There’s jazz, bluegrass and patriotic favorites with fireworks. With campfires, canoeing and Christmas in July, Baltimore County parks are something to sing about.

Sunday, July 1

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Monday, July 23

  • Mini Mud Day (registration required)    Lake Roland

Wednesday, July 25

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Sunday, July 29

Monday, July 30

Tuesday, July 31

Programs are run by Baltimore County 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.

Plan your summer fun. Check out this list and mark your calendars:  Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Summer Listing of Fun Stuff to Do!  With over 200 Baltimore County Parks, there is something to do every day, every week of the summer.

 

 

 

 


By Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

Here’s your “March-ing” orders for exploration and fun. Check out maple sugaring exhibits. Try yoga as you’ve never done it before. Make a spinning wind catcher or become a world class “weed warrior.” Browse your way on a bird walk and go on a family egg hunt. Spring is almost sprung, so get to know Baltimore County’s 200 parks and nature centers.

Thursday, March 1

Friday, March 2

Saturday, March 3

Sunday, March 4

Monday, March 5

Tuesday, March 6

  • Central Maryland Beekeepers Association – Speaker Series:  “A Year in the Life of a Commercial Beekeeper”    Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Wednesday, March 7

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Wednesday, March 28

Thursday, March 29

Friday, March 30

Saturday, March 31

Programs are run by Baltimore County 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.

As the weather is changing, enjoy our 200 beautiful Parks and Nature Centers. March is a great time to rediscover Baltimore County Recreation and Parks!

 

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