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Howard County’s Recre­ation and Parks Depart­ment is respon­si­ble for the stew­ard­ship of 9,159 acres of pub­lic lands as well as the main­te­nance and oper­a­tion of more than 50 parks. The County man­ages open space ded­i­cated to pre­serv­ing the nat­ural beauty, bal­ance and func­tion of our land in our imme­di­ate neigh­bor­hoods and beyond.

Visit the Park Direc­tory or explore parks through the Find Your Park app.

The Robin­son Nature Cen­ter, a unique nature edu­ca­tion cen­ter , offers a wide vari­ety of envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion expe­ri­ences cen­tered around a LEED Plat­inum building.

Green Tip

Drive efficiently.At 45mph and above, save gas by rolling your windows up