|Rules | Contact Us|
8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122
|Phone:||(410) 222-6230 Hotline (410) 222-6239|
|Hours:||7:00 a.m. to dusk|
Closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
pavilions (permit only)
indoor room rental (Chesapeake Room Rental)
5 mile paved hike and bike trail
nature trails and paths
|Extras:||wedding in the park|
park history slideshow
frequently asked questions
|Special Event and Charitable Fund-Raising Guidelines|
|ABOUT THE PARK|
|Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park offers a variety of natural and recreational activities throughout its 236 acres. Downs Park offers more than five miles of paved and natural trails, including a self-guided nature trail. The park also has a children’s playground, 4 handball courts, 2 ball fields and 3 basketball courts available to visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis.|
Downs Park has three large pavilions which each accommodate approximately 100 persons and one small pavilion which hold approximately 50 people. A Wedding Garden, a Youth Camping Area and the Chesapeake Room are available for rent. For fees and availability, call the park office at (410) 222-6230.
The park property has a rich history which has been preserved by the Downs Park Historical Society. Volunteer groups include the Friends of Downs Park, Garden Volunteers, Volunteers-in-the-Park and the Downs Park Quilters Guild. Entry fees are charged for vehicles entering the park. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
|HOW TO GET TO THE PARK|
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Downs Park is named after John (Jack) H. Downs, a distinguished public servant of Anne Arundel County, as a tribute to his dedicated service to County citizens. The park is located in the district in which Mr. Downs served as County Councilman. Mr. Downs died in 1976. A monument in his honor is located in front of the visitor center. Read more >>
Downs Park is a unit of the Park Operations Division of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.