Parks and Recreation

Open Facilities & Operating Hours

Statewide limitations on gatherings, physical distancing measures and other protective health guidelines remain in place at all facilities to continue reducing the spread of COVID-19.

All recreation parks including Dunkirk, Hallowing Point, Cove Point and Solomons Town Center parks are open to all users, daily 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Permanent Restroom facilities, water fountains, playgrounds, athletic fields, skate parks, and basketball courts are open. Pavilions are available by reservation. Please be advised all school fields, Twin Shields Recreation Area, and Dominion Energy Regional Park currently have no restroom facilities available .  

Community Centers Southern, Harriet E. Brown, Mt. Hope, Northeast Community Centers and the North Beach Recreation center are open to the public for activities by reservation and facility rentals. For detailed information on specific facilities, please visit https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/1802/Community-Centers and click on the facility of your choice.

Grays Road, Dunkirk and Cove Point Dog Parks are open to all users, daily 8:30 a.m. to civil twilight. 

Kings Landing Park is open to all users, daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last entry at 4:00 p.m.

Kings Landing Park Pool and Cove Point Park Pool are currently closed for the season.

Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center
The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center is open for lap and therapeutic swim (18 years+) sessions as well as fitness room sessions (18 years+). Sessions are available to Calvert County residents by online reservation only, Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Fees apply. Visit https://www.co.cal.md.us/395/Aquatic-Facilities for more information.

Breezy Point Beach
 is open to Calvert County residents only. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Admission fees apply. Restrooms and playground open.

Breezy Point Campground is open for daily camping by reservation.

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course is open to all users, Monday through Friday  7:00 a.m to 7:30 p.m.  and Saturday and Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Advanced reservations for tee times are strongly encouraged. Please call the Pro-Shop at 410-535-4653 to make a reservation. 

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Please be advised that  only limited sections of the board walk have reopened. Visitors are asked to observe all trail closure signs.

Flag Ponds Nature Park
 will be open to both residents and  non-residents beginning November 1, 2020. Monday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Last entry one hour before park closes. No walk-ins allowed at when the gate is closed. Gate, Bathhouse, beach & pier close 1 hour before park closes.

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Hughes Tree Farm is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Hutchins Pond is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Lower Marlboro Wharf is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Nan’s Cove is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Gatewood Preserve (parking area by entrance gate) is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Solomons Boat Ramp & Fishing Pier is open to all users. Ramp fees may be charged

Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park is not open to the public.

All other Parks and Recreation facilities remain closed until further notice in accordance with  Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive orders in response to COVID-19. 

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Overview

The Department of Parks & Recreation is in the business of planning, developing, implementing and professionally managing the parks, programs, policies and procedures, facilities, special events and leisure services established under the leadership of the Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator, Parks Administration, and the associated advisory boards of Calvert County.SERVE Graphic

As the Department of Parks & Recreation, we value being able to SERVE. Our values are:

  •     Sustainability - safeguard, care, preserve, conserve, efficiency, stewardship
  •     Engaged - energized, involved, positivity, motivated, collaborative
  •     Respectful - appreciative, considerate, cooperative, perceptive
  •     Visionary - innovative, enthusiastic, forward thinking, big picture
  •     Excellence - quality, integrity, ownership, transparent, accountable

Vision and Mission

Vision

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation strives to enhance the health, economy and well-being of our community through sustainable practices, leisure opportunities and environmental stewardship.

Mission

In partnership with Calvert County residents, the Department of Parks & Recreation cultivates programs, parks and services that positively impact quality of life; preserve natural and cultural resources; promote economic stability; and satisfy community needs for opportunities in recreation, wellness, knowledge, and connecting with nature.

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