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The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center and Eden Mill Nature Center have native live animal displays in their centers. Both feature turtles, snakes and many other creatures.
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A wide variety of recreation programs and activities are offered by 20 recreation councils throughout the county. To find an activity or program that’s right for you, go to the Parks and Recreation web page and select the Recreation Council tab. From there, select the recreation council representing your geographic area (Bel Air, Edgewood, Fallston, Havre de Grace, etc.). The activities and programs offered in that area will be displayed.
Yes. There are many facilities throughout the county that can be reserved for any type of family function. Those facilities include the Edgewood Recreation & Community Center, McFaul Activity Center in Bel Air, Havre de Grace Activity Center, Norrisville Library and Activity Center, Emmorton Recreation & Tennis Center, Forest Hill Activity Center, Chenowith Center in Fallston, Anita C. Leight Estuary Center and Eden Mill Nature Center.
No. All tobacco products are prohibited at all county parks and facilities.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at Flying Point Park or Mariner Point Park, but they are allowed at Aberdeen Festival Park, Churchville Recreation Center, Forest Hill Recreation Complex, Francis Silver Park, Hickory Park, Norrisville Recreation Complex, and Reckord Road Park with a permit.
No, swimming is not allowed at the Flying Point Park or Mariner Point Park. There are no lifeguards and the water quality varies.
No. Each council is an independent entity with a separate treasury, therefore, the funds are non-transferable.
Contact your local recreation office at
On Parks and Recreation page, select the Parks tab and click on Favorites. Next, select the features or amenities you are searching for (boat launch, pavilions, trails, playgrounds, etc.). The parks with your selections will be displayed at
Please call 410-638-4899 at least two weeks prior to the program start date to request an ADA accommodation or modification.
No, individuals are prohibited from metal detecting on Parks & Recreation property. If an individual is caught engaging in this practice, they will be informed that it is prohibited and asked to stop immediately. If the individual continues, then they will be asked to leave the property.