General Information

Registration Information


Registration information may be obtained by contacting your local Recreation Office.

Registration Times


  • Youth programs countywide - Basketball, Indoor Soccer, and Wrestling register in the Fall
  • Baseball, Softball, and Lacrosse typically register January through February
  • Football and Soccer typically register in April though June

Recreation Councils


There are 22 recreation councils, composed of volunteers, who join with the Department of Parks and Recreation in providing recreational programs, organizing special events, and in proposing the acquisition of land and the development of facilities. These volunteers meet on a regular basis and their meetings are open to the public. Call your local recreation office for additional information.

Discrimination


The facilities and services of Harford County are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability.

Individuals With Disabilities


Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation encourages the involvement and participation of individuals with disabilities in all of our programs and services. Please let us know how we can reasonably meet your needs through accommodation and modification (i.e. sign language interpreters, adaptive equipment, general assistance). Contact Mike Watkins at 410-638-4899 or  by email.

Insurance


Individual accident insurance is not provided by Harford County nor the local recreation councils.

Program Cancellations / Insufficient Enrollment


The Department of Parks and Recreation and its affiliated recreation councils reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any program due to insufficient enrollment or other causes which may affect the health, safety, or welfare of the program participants.

During inclement weather, if schools are closed or close early due to weather, programs scheduled at these sites are automatically cancelled. Furthermore, if Harford County Public Schools are closed on Saturday or Sunday for inclement weather, all Parks and Recreation activities in and on school property are cancelled. This closing will be announced on local radio stations.

The cancellation of programs in Parks and Recreation buildings is determined by the local building managers and this information is disseminated through the individual programs scheduled to meet in the building and / or broadcasted on local radio stations.

Cancellation of programs at the Parks and Recreation sites below will be announced over local radio stations and decimated to local programs. During normal business hours, you can call the local Parks and Recreation office in your area for details.

Parks Office Number


  • Anita C. Leight Estuary Center: 410-612-1688
  • Churchville Recreation Center: 410-638-3853
  • Eden Mill Nature Center and Historic Mill Museum: 410-836-3050
  • Edgewood Recreation and Community Center: 410-612-1606
  • Emmorton Recreation and Tennis Center: 410-638-3988
  • Forest Hill/Hickory Activities Center: 410-638-3616
  • Havre de Grace Activity Center: 410-939-6724
  • Mariner Point Park: 410-612-1608
  • Norrisville Library and Recreation Center: 410-692-7820
  • North Harford Recreation Office: 410-836-0404
  • Swan Harbor Farm: 410-939-6767
  • Veronica Chenowith Activity Center: 410-638-3559
  • William N. McFaul Activities Center: 410-638-3528

New Program Ideas


To improve our programming, we need to know what type of classes, workshops, programs, or special events you desire. Anyone with suggestions for programs not presently offered, please call your local Recreation Office. If an instructor can be found and enough people desire this program, we will do our best to provide it.  For more information, call 410-638-3572 or send an email.

Advertising


Our primary means of advertising are program flyers, distributed periodically through schools, libraries, etc., and news releases, submitted to all local news media.

Student Positions


Field work / Internship opportunities may be available for students majoring in leisure services. For more information, call 410-638-3572 or send an email.

Guest Speaker


Are you responsible for an upcoming program for your club or organization? The Staff of Parks and Recreation may serve as a guest speaker for you discussing various aspects of Parks and Recreation. Give us at least 2 weeks notice to prepare. For more information call 410-638-3572 or send an email.

Pets


Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation's Park Regulations allow, unless otherwise posted, pets in our parks provided they are not running at large or creating a nuisance. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Bathroom Facilities Located at Parks & Recreation Facilities


Bathroom facilities are only open during program operation hours.

Service Project- Countywide


If you are interested in completing a service project for a school, church, or scouting organization at a County Parks and Recreation site, please contact Shawn Krout or call 410-638-3988.

Thanks for your support and dedication to Parks and Recreation!