Jonas Green Park
- NOTICE -
Jonas Green Park will be CLOSED to the public on Tuesday June 2, 2015 form 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. As we host this year's Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a relay type event that law enforcement agencies from across the state will be participating in during the week preceding the Special Olympic Summer Games at Towson University beginning on June 5th.
Amenities and Facilities
Located on the Severn River, Jonas Green Park offers a sandy beach for boat launching and picnic area. The park also has a fishing pier and restrooms for public use. This site is handicap accessible.
The park hours are from dawn to dusk with the exception of fishing pier which is open 24-hours a day for fishing only. Visitors must be actively fishing on the pier when in the park between dusk and dawn. Special rules may apply as noted. Please observe all state licensing requirements. Visit fishing in the parks
for additional fishing information.
Please note that Jonas Green Park is not an approved wedding location.
For a list of parks that are available for weddings please visit A Wedding in the Park
or call 410-222-7313.
Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP's) and Bicycles Rental
During the spring and summer seasons boat rentals are available and tours from Paddle or Pedal
. Paddle or Pedal
is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to last rental 5:00pm. Closed at 6:00pm.
Jonas Green Park is a Trash Free facility, plan accordingly for your visit to the park. Please be prepared to carry your trash out when you leave the park, and dispose of it properly.
Cartop Boat Launch
Easy Access to Water
Located on the Severn River, Jonas Green Park offers a sandy beach for boat launching. The Severn River is a tidal waterway. The launching site is only 20 yards from the parking lot. Just thirty feet from the shoreline is a distinct drop off with a strong undertow. Winds are normally from 2-10 mph. Prevailing winds are from the NE. Be cautious of boats traveling the deeper waters. The park also has a fishing pier and restrooms (port-a-pots) for public use. This site is handicap accessible. Park hours are from dawn to dusk. For more information call 410-222-6141.
The park hours are from dawn to dusk with the exception of fishing pier which is open 24-hours a day for fishing only. Visitors must be actively fishing on the pier when in the park between dusk and dawn. Special rules may apply as noted. Please observe all state licensing requirements. Follow this link to view additional information about fishing in the parks.
From Pasadena, take Route 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) south to the Route 50 east exit. From that exit, bear right onto the Route 450 exit making a left at the stop sign onto Route 450. Continue on Route 450 to the traffic light at the base of the Naval Academy Bridge. Make a left onto Route 648 (Baltimore & Annapolis Boulevard) then an immediate right into Jonas Green Park.
Who was Jones Green?
Jonas Green, printer and newspaper editor, was born on December 28, 1712, in Boston, the fifth of the seven children. The Greens were a family of printers who came from Somerset, England, in 1627 to settle the colony of Massachusetts. Jonas Green learned the printing craft from his father, was employed by a Boston firm, and worked as a printer’s apprentice in Philadelphia for his cousin Benjamin Franklin. In 1738, Jonas married and moved to Annapolis, where the General Assembly approved legislation appointing him the colony’s public printer. Jonas Green served as public printer for the remainder of his life and as publisher of the revived Maryland Gazette from April 1745. Green served as a vestryman and registrar for St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, city alderman, postmaster, and secretary of the local Masonic lodge, and belonged to the Tuesday Club of Annapolis, from 1745 to 1756. In addition to his titles of “Poet Laureate” and “Master of Ceremonies,” club records refer to Green as “Jonas Green, P.P.P.P.P,” for “Poet, Printer, Punster, Purveyor and Punchmaker general.” Green died on April 7, 1767.