Harford County, Maryland
 
Harford County Maryland

Parks and Recreation...
702 N. Tollgate Rd., Bel Air, MD 21014 410.638.3570/3571 or 410.879.2000
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GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
May be obtained by contacting your local Recreation Office. Note: Youth programs countywide - Basketball, Indoor Soccer, and Wrestling register in the Fall; Baseball, Softball, and Lacrosse register January-February; Football and Soccer register in late May and early June.

RECREATION COUNCILS
There are twenty (20) 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 & 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 (voice) 410.638.4899 (TTY) 410.638.4999 or mdwatkins@harfordcountymd.gov

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

PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS/INSUFFICIENT ENROLLMENT
The Department of Parks & 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 & Recreation activities in and on school property are cancelled. This closing will be announced on local radio stations.

The cancellation of programs in Parks & 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 & 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 & Recreation office in your area for details.

  • Anita C. Leight Estuary Center - 410.612.1688
  • Churchville Recreation Center - 410.638.3853
  • Eden Mill Nature Center & Historic Mill Museum - 410.836.3050
  • Edgewood Recreation and Community Center - 410.612.1606
  • Emmorton Recreation & Tennis Center - 410.638.3988
  • Forest Hill/Hickory Activities Center 410.638.3616
  • Harford County Community Services Building - 410.939.6767
  • Havre de Grace Activity Center 410.939.6724
  • William N. McFaul Activities Center - 410.638.3528
  • Norrisville Library & Recreation Center - 410.692.7820
  • Swan Harbor Farm - 410.939.6767

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.

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

ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS!
Field work/Internship opportunities may be available for students majoring in leisure services. For more information, call 410.638.3572 or pjyanney@harfordcountymd.gov

NEED A 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 & Recreation. Give us at least two (2) weeks notice to prepare. For more information call 410.638.3572 or pjyanney@harfordcountymd.gov

WANT TO WALK YOUR DOG IN ONE OF OUR PARKS?
Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation's Park Regulations allow, unless otherwise posted, pets in our parks provided they are on a lead and under control.   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 Shanna Jay srjay@harfordcountymd.gov or call 410.638.3519 (Wednesday and Friday). Thanks for your support and dedication to Parks and Recreation!

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