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Department of Recreation and Parks

Contact Information

Director: Roslyn Johnson

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9831 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Directions

Phone: 410-887-3871
TTY and Deaf: 410-887-5319
Fax: 410-825-3305
Email: recparks@baltimorecountymd.gov

  • A Baltimore County park.
  • Kids practicing soccer.
  • A trail sign.
  • A volunteer coach and her softball team.

Leap into 2021 with Parker the Frog

Parker the Frog

To participate in the Parker the Frog campaign:

  1. Print, cut out or color Parker the Frog (PDF) to bring with you on adventures to County Parks.
  2. Share your picture.to our Facebook or Twitter using #InMyOwnParkyard.
  3. Email your picture to Parker@baltimorecountymd.gov to enter to win a monthly prize. One entry valid per park per email address.

Current Operating Status

June 23, 2021 6:02 PM

Open

Recreation Centers

All recreation activities are operating on a normal schedule.

To assist in keeping staff, volunteers, participants and residents safe and to continue to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Recreation and Parks will be following all State Executive Orders related to youth sports activities.

For information regarding weather cancellation policies, please review our inclement weather policies.

Effective Monday, May 17, all Department of Recreation and Parks services will resume. Please note some will be modified. Resuming services include:

  • Permits to indoor facilities  
  • Indoor nature classes and programs 
  • Indoor games and scrimmages 
  • Indoor tournaments  
  • Licensed day care at all locations 
  • Indoor tennis courts 
  • Stage rental requests
  • Rocky Point Beach (will open on Friday, May 28)

Already open:

  • County parks, trails and open spaces 
  • Picnic areas 
  • Disc golf courses  
  • Horseshoe pits 
  • Playgrounds 
  • Pickleball courts 
  • Outdoor basketball courts 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 
  • Dog parks 
  • Skate parks 
  • Recreational fishing 
  • Boating 
  • Field and diamond permits  
  • Outdoor games and scrimmages 
  • Outdoor tournaments 
  • Loch Raven Fishing Center 
  • PAL centers
  • Licensed day care at select locations
  • Pavilion reservations 
  • Outdoor nature classes and programs   
  • Outdoor restroom facilities (modified in line with facility needs) 
  • Portable restrooms

Grab-and-Go Recreation Program

Grab-and-Go Recreation is a free program providing various activities such as fitness, sports, arts and nature. Grab your materials and go to the park. Grab your materials and go outside. Grab your materials and go be active!

Check back soon for upcoming Grab-and-Go programs.

Show off your work by sending in your pictures and videos of the activities and projects to grabandgo-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov or the Department's Facebook page

If you are in need of the materials for the challenges, please contact us and we will make arrangements to get them out to you. Supplies are limited.

About the Department

Established in 1949, the Department of Recreation and Parks is dedicated to providing quality recreational and leisure opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore County. Thousands of recreational programs, including individual and team sports, arts and crafts, social clubs and activities, and special events are provided through a cooperative effort with volunteer Recreation and Parks Councils throughout the County.

Hundreds of Parks, Recreation Centers and Facilities

The Department is responsible for acquiring, developing and maintaining a wide range of parklands and open spaces as well as recreation centers, nature centers and other specialized facilities.

A joint use agreement with the Baltimore County Board of Education and Baltimore County Public Schools also provides for the dual use of class public schools as community recreation centers.

Master Plan 2030

Planning for Master Plan 2030 has started. Constituents can learn more about the Master Plan 2030 process and how to become involved.

The Board of Recreation and Parks

The basic concept of the Board of Recreation and Parks is to help local communities through the local Recreation and Parks Councils, help themselves in meeting their recreation and park needs, and to provide recreation direction only where wanted and where people indicate a desire and willingness to help themselves. The Baltimore County Board of Recreation and Parks meets the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted.

 
Revised May 27, 2021         
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