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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

Hi, I’m Howard and I’m here to provide you with green tips. Look for me throughout the site and check out my cool interactive games at the Kids Zone.