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 and 2 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.
Directions: From Annapolis, take Route 2 (Solomon’s Island Road) north to Route 100 east where it ends at Route 177 (Mountain Road). Turn right onto Mountain Road. Travel on Mountain Road until it veers off toward Gibson Island. Stay to the left on Pinehurst Drive. Park entrance is on the right.
Downs Park is a unit of the Park Operations Division of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.