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Situated between the South River and Harness Creek, Quiet Waters Park offers a wide variety of activities. Visitors can enjoy over 6 miles of trails winding through forests and past grassy fields, children’s playground, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful park land.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a variety of unique and beautiful wedding sites to make your special day a memorable one.
About The Park
The Quiet Waters Visitor Center is the place to begin your visit to the park. The Visitor Center's three art galleries display art exhibitions of the best local and regional talents. The park provides six outdoor pavilions that can be rented for parties. The park’s indoor facility, Blue Heron Center is available for weddings, parties, and business meetings.
Quiet Waters Park has several locations for you to hold a wedding ceremony. The South River Overlook is a wonderful location, perched above the scenic South River. The James Lighthizer Gazebo is a beautiful setting, located on the edge of a serene pond. The Blue Heron Center is the perfect location to hold both your ceremony and reception.
Quiet Waters Park is open from 7:00am to dusk. Park is closed on Tuesdays.
Quiet Waters Park Fees
Daily Entry Fees
Daily Vehicle Parking Fee: $6.00 per vehicle (Credit/debit cards are not accepted at the park)
Daily Vehicle Parking Fee - Physically Challenged: $5.00 per vehicle (MVA handicapped tags or hanging permit required)
Daily Vehicle Parking - Service Connected: Free per vehicle (Military Individuals, Veterans and their Families - Services connected I.D. required)
Annual Vehicle Entry Permit: $30.00 per vehicle (AACO Resident)
Annual Vehicle Entry Permit: $40.00 per vehicle (Non County Resident)
Lifetime Senior Citizen Pass: $40.00 per person (Age 60 and over)
Daily Parking Fee - Buses (schools only): $30.00 per bus (School buses only free with pavilion rental)
Park fees must be paid in cash or check. Credit/debit cards are not accepted at the park. Vehicles entering the park must either display a valid yearly/ lifetime permit or pay the daily vehicle entry fees. The yearly permit is a small sticker which is permanently affixed to the driver's side front bumper of the vehicle. Persons age 60 and over may obtain a lifetime vehicle entry permit which is a card that must be shown along with valid ID to gain vehicle entry.
Senior Passes and Annual Permits apply for Fort Smallwood Park, Downs Park and Kinder Farm Park. There are also daily fees for those not wishing to obtain a yearly permit. Vehicle entry permits may be obtained at the gatehouse. Permits are also sold at the Park Information Center. Contact park office for additional information at (410) 222-1777.
Replacement Permits: $3.00 per vehicle
If your vehicle is sold or involved in an accident and the current year parking permit sticker needs to be replaced, remove the parking permit sticker from the vehicle and return it to the park office to receive a replacement.