Quiet Waters Park Formal Gardens
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the park hours?
Park hours are 7:00 a.m. to dusk. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends. The park and all facilities are closed on Tuesdays.
Do we have to pay to come in the park?
You can walk or ride your bike into the park at no charge. If you wish to drive into the park there is a vehicle entrance fee. We also have a senior pass which is a lifetime pass for a citizen 60 years old or older. You can purchase your vehicle pass at the gatehouse, but must come up to the Visitor Center office to purchase your lifetime pass. (Be sure to bring your ID with you for your lifetime pass.)
Can I have my wedding in the park?
Outdoor wed ceremonies can be held at the South River Overlook or James Lighthizer Pond Gazebo in the park. Ceremonies and receptions can be held in the Blue Heron Center, which is centrally located in the park and is surrounded by a formal garden.
Can I hold a meeting at the park?
Meetings or parties can also be held in the Blue Heron Center
or in the Quiet Waters Park Visitor Center
for a fee.
Do you rent picnic pavilions?
Quiet Waters Park offers four large picnic pavilions, each accommodate a maximum of one hundred people. There are two small pavilions that each accommodate a maximum of fifty people. Follow this link for pavilion rental information
How many acres is Quiet Waters Park?
Quiet Waters Park is 340 total acres.
What can visitors do at the Quiet Waters Park?
Visitors can walk, jog, or bike on over 6 miles of paved trails winding through hardwood forests and past grassy fields, play at the brand new large, multi-level playground, enjoy the vistas of the South River Promenade and Scenic Overlook, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful park land. Boating opportunities are available seasonally. The park’s Visitor Center includes formal gardens, art galleries, and public restrooms.
What programs does the park offer?
There are regular programs that take place annually to include the following: summer concerts, earth day, arts festival and art gallery exhibits.
Can I rent a pedal boat in the park?
Rentals are provided by Paddle or Pedal. Enjoy Quiet Waters Park's peaceful water setting by renting a bicycle, canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, sailboat or pedal boat to explore the coves of Harness Creek. For further information on boat rentals and fees, visit Paddle or Pedal
or call 410-71-7007.
How can I volunteer?
Contact the Friends of Quiet Waters Park
for volunteers opportunities.
Can I swim in the park?
Swimming is not allowed in the park.
Do you have ball fields?
We do not have ball fields in the park, but you are welcome to bring in your own equipment for a less than official game, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, etc. We do not provide any sports equipment in the park.