Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks is primarily responsible for the provision of a comprehensive system of recreational programs for county residents and the preservation of valuable land in the form of more than 140 parks and sanctuaries. Specialized recreational facilities, including two swim centers, two golf courses, a baseball stadium and a softball complex, programs such as school-age childcare and adaptive recreation and more than thousands of acres of land fall under the department’s jurisdiction. The department's open space includes community parks, greenways, archaeological, environmental, and historical preserves, and large regional facilities occupying several hundred acres of land.

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Our Parks

Select one of our parks to visit below.

Downs Park

Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park’s 236 acres offer an outstanding balance of recreation opportunities and natural beauty. Park visitors of all ages and interests will find Downs Park a pleasant and refreshing place to spend their leisure time. Enjoy fishing, picnics, basketball, bicycling, and hiking through the woods or along the beach.

8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD, 21122
(410) 222-6230
Downs Park Website

Fort Smallwood Park

Fort Smallwood Park is comprised of 90 acres at the tip of a peninsula in northeastern Anne Arundel County where the Patapsco River and Rock Creek meet the Chesapeake Bay. Situated at the confluence of the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay, Fort Smallwood Park’s 90 acres offer an outstanding balance of recreation opportunities and natural beauty. Park visitors of all ages and interests will find Fort Smallwood Park a relaxing place to spend their leisure time. Enjoy fishing, picnicking, bird watching, and swimming. The park offers a hard launch boat ramp year-round for power boaters and sailors as well as a soft launch for paddlers, windsurfers and kiteboarders.

9500 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD, 21122
(410) 222-0087
Fort Smallwood Park Website

Kinder Farm Park

Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, MD is a 288 acre park that offers a variety of natural and recreational activities including walking, biking, bird watching, fishing, and picnicking.

1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, MD, 21108
(410) 222-6115
Kinder Farm Park Website

Mayo Beach Park

Mayo Beach Park is located at the mouth of the South River in Edgewater, Maryland and is open for swimming.

4150 Honeysuckle Drive, Edgewater, MD, 21037
(410) 222-7313
Mayo Beach Park Website

Quiet Waters Park

Quiet Waters Park is situated between the South River and Harness Creek. Visitors can enjoy winding through forests on trails. Playground and picnic areas are in the park’s over 340 acres. The park is also home to a dog park and dog beach.

600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD, 21403
(410) 222-7313
Quiet Waters Park Website

Thomas Point Park

Thomas Point Park is located on the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the South River and Fishing Creek. This small park is best known for fishing, but it is also enjoyed by visitors who enjoy a quick hike and magnificent views of the water. Historic Thomas Point Lighthouse can be seen in the distance.

3890 Thomas Point Road, Annapolis, MD, 21403
(410) 222-1777
Thomas Point Park Website

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Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks
Anne Arundel County Government Building
1 Harry S Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-7313