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Harford County to Participate in Maryland’s 2016 Mosquito Control Program

Harford County government will once again participate in the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture’s annual Mosquito Control Program, which begins for the 2016 season on May 23 and will end between September 23 and October 4, depending on the weather. Spraying to control adult mosquitos will take place at the following Harford County Parks & Recreation facilities: Flying Point Park, Mariner Point Park, Lake Serene, Swan Harbor Farm, and at the Equestrian Center for the county farm fair.

For more information about mosquito control program activities and policies, please contact the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture at 301-422-5080 or visit their website http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/mosquito_control_policy.aspx. The website includes an Adult Mosquito Control Exemption form.

To contact the Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation, please call 410-638-4753.


Department Responsibilities

Parks and Recreation is divided into 4 primary areas of responsibility:
  1. Administration
  2. Recreation Services
  3. Capital Planning and Development
  4. Maintenance
The Department is charged with the responsibility for operating and maintaining space (passive and active), and providing a comprehensive program of leisure opportunities and activities for all segments of our population. The needs and demands of our citizens are identified by input from the Parks and Recreation Citizen Advisory Board, Recreation Councils and the concerned public.

Mission Statement


The Department is committed to enhancing the lives of all our citizens through the provision of a diversified menu of leisure opportunities; the acquisition and protection of open space; the development, operation and management of adequate public recreation facilities; and the adherence to a strong environmental ethic.

About the Recreation Council


A Recreation Council represents the leisure needs and interests of its members and the general community it serves. The staff of the Department work in close association with the Recreation Councils in program development and to assure that the expressed needs of the public are adequately addressed. Partnerships formed between the 22 local Recreation Councils and joint use agreements with the Board of Education enable the Department to lessen the burden on tax generated revenues while maximizing the return to taxpayers.