Category archives for: Parks and Recreation

Troy Park will Start Construction this Fall


Director of Howard County Parks and Recreation, Ken Ulman, says that work will begin on the park in September.  The project ran into a snag when a Tennis association pulled their funding.  Last year, there was $6.838 million dollars put in the budget to fund the park.

North Laurel Park


9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd. Laurel, MD 20723 410-313-0390 This 51-acre community park, which is set into a residential landscape in North Laurel, features something for everyone seeking outdoor fun. Park amenities include a 12,000 square foot Skate Park, basketball courts, tennis court, playgrounds, pavilion, ball diamonds and sports fields.

High Ridge Park


10100 Superior Avenue Laurel, MD 20723 410-313-4700 Bordering the Patuxent River, this 88 acre park’s amenities include a tennis court, basketball court, gazebo, picnic pavilion, playground, and one mile of pathway trails. Only 6 out of 88 acres of this parkland are developed, so be sure to watch for wandering wildlife!

Dickinson Park


7455 Eden Brook Drive Columbia, MD 21046 410-313-4700 Grab the family and head to Dickinson Park where you can utilize a basketball courts, ball diamond, a multipurpose field and a .25-mile paved trail to keep your family active. Don’t forget to take the kids to the playground and separate swing area, including the purple dinosaur [...]

Huntington Park


9695 Clocktower Lane Columbia, MD 21046 410-313-4700 Come to this 11-acre park and take advantage of the ball diamond (all grass with a backstop) and multipurpose field (permit only). The park also includes .2 miles of trail and a new playground to satisfy the kids!

Cedar Lane Park


10745 Route 108 (East) 5081 Cedar Lane (West) Columbia, MD 21044 410-313-4700 Cedar Lane Park is recognized as one of the finest and most popular sports complexes in Howard County. A .8-mile paved pathway connects the park’s two main areas, which cover 93 acres. Each area has its own entrance, a playground and picnic pavilion, [...]

Patapsco Valley State Park


8020 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City MD 21043 410-461-5005 Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,043 acres and eight developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park’s many popular [...]

Worthington Park (Dog Park)


8170 Hillsborough Road Ellicott City, MD 21043 410-313-4700 Come and bark in the park at Howard County’s only dog park! Your pooch will have a great time socializing and running without the confines of a leash. Whether you are a big-dog family, a little-dog family, or in between, you can find the appropriate place for [...]

Centennial Park


10000 Route 108 (Main/South) 4800 Woodland Road (East) 4651 Centennial Lane (West) 9801 Old Annapolis Road (North) Ellicott City, MD 21042 410-313-7271 or 410-313-7256 Centennial Park has won awards for its natural design and sensitivity to nature. The 337-acre park features a spectacular 54-acre, man-made lake, which is stocked by the State Department of Fisheries, [...]

Atholton Park


6875 Greenleigh Drive Columbia, MD 21046 410-313-4700 This 9-acre park is located behind Atholton Elementary School and offers 2 tennis courts, 2 playgrounds (one for 2-5 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds), 2 picnic tables, one small grill, and 3 handball/racquetball courts, plus a multi-sport rebound wall. A short paved pathway provides access [...]

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