Parks and Recreation

Facilities & Operating Hours

All recreation parks including Dunkirk, Hallowing Point, Cove Point and Solomons Town Center parks are open to all users, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Permanent Restroom facilities, water fountains, playgrounds, athletic fields, skate parks, and basketball courts are open. Pavilions are available by reservation.

Community Centers Southern, Harriet E. Brown, Mt. Hope and Northeast Community Centers are open for activities 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 from 8:30 a.m. to civil twilight. 

Kings Landing Park is open to all users, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entry at 4:30 p.m. Pier closes at 4:30 p.m.

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

Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center is open for lap swim, therapeutic swim (18 years+), leisure pool use and fitness room use (18 years+). No reservations are required.  Visit https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/395/Aquatic-Facilities for more information.

Breezy Point Beach is open to all users through October 31. For current operating hours, beach rules and admission fees please visit https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Breezy-Point-Beach-and-Campground-15

Breezy Point Campground is open to all users by reservation through October 31. For more information or to make a camping reservation please visit https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Breezy-Point-Beach-and-Campground-15 or call 410-535-0259. 

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course is open to all users, Monday through Sunday. Advanced reservations for tee times are strongly encouraged. Please call the Pro-Shop at 410-535-4653 to make a reservation. Please visit https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/422/Chesapeake-Hills-Golf-Course for hours of operation and more information.

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp is open to all users Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday 1 to 4:30 p.m. Please be advised that only limited sections of the boardwalk have reopened. Visitors are asked to observe all trail closure signs. Last entry 1/2 hour before the park closes.  No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed. 

Flag Ponds Nature Park is open to all users Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Last entry one hour before the park closes. No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed. Gate, Bathhouse, beach & pier close 1 hour before the park closes. For more information please visit https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/1192/Flag-Ponds-Nature-Park

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.

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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.

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, positive, 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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