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Howard County offers its citizens five regional parks containing sports facilities, recreation areas for picnics, and scenic outdoor trails for hiking and exploring.

Cedar Lane Park: this park which is recognized as one of the finest tournament sports complexes in the state is part of Howard County's 7000+ acre scenic park system. The park covers 100 acres and is open from 7 a.m. to dusk. Softball/baseball and multi-purpose fields are available in this park. Tennis courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis except during scheduled lessons or tournaments. Two large pavilions, one in the east area and one in the west area serve as ideal venues for parties and gatherings.

For more information contact: 410-313-4700.

Centennial Park: this park which has won three awards for its natural design and sensitivity to nature. The lake, old field, woodland and wetland ecosystems that make up Centennial Park are home to abundant wildlife. It is part of Howard County's 7000+ acre scenic park system. The park is comprised of 325 acres, open from 7 a.m. to dusk. 5 softball fields and 2 multipurpose fields are available in this park. This park also has six small pavilions which can accommodate 40 people each, one medium pavilion accommodates up to 120 people and has a fireplace and electricity and the large group pavilion (h) can accommodate approximately 300 people.

For more information contact: 410-313-4700.

Rockburn Branch Park: The Park covers 450 acres and is open from 7 a.m. until dusk. This park has 4.25 mile trail which meanders through scenic woodlands, fresh water marshes, and stream valleys. The park lies along the fall line between the Piedmont plateau and the coastal plain, an ideal location to glimpse migrating hawks. Park visitors may also see bluebirds which nest in the area. The pavilion is located off the Montgomery Road entrance and is equipped with 10 8' picnic tables, one large charcoal grill, a patio and electricity. Nearby amenities include a playground, hiking trails, basketball courts and tennis courts. Maximum capacity is 90.

For more information contact: (410) 313-4700.

SavagePark: The Park covers 270 acres and is open 7 a.m. to dusk. The pavilion accommodates 100 people and is equipped with an electrical outlet and large cooking grill. Historic places to visit in this park include Baldwin Commons, Bollman Truss Bridge, and Savage Mill. This park has total length of 3.25 miles of trail divided into Historic Mill Trail, Wincopin Neck Trails, and Savage Loop Trail. Rental includes use of a sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Facilities that can be shared with other park users are basketball and tennis courts, a playground and hiking trails.

For more information contact: (410) 313-4700.

Schooley Mill Park: The Park covers 192 acres and is open 7 a.m. to dusk. This park offers a variety of habitats including woodlands, wetlands, a sediment pond, secondary growth areas, and meadows. The meadows are maintained in a natural state to provide food, cover, and next sites for wildlife. Four and one-half miles of trails provide an excellent way to discover the natural areas of Schooley Mill Park. Softball, baseball, football, and soccer fields are available by permit. An equestrian ring is available on a first-come, first-served basis unless reserved.

For more information contact: (410) 313-4700.



 

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