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Quiet Waters Park

Quiet Waters Park is situated between the South River and Harness Creek. Visitors can enjoy trails, playground, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful park land.


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About The Park

The Quiet Waters Visitor Center is the place to begin your visit to the park. The Visitor Center's two 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.

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More Information

  • Hours of Operation
    Quiet Waters Park is open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to dusk.

    Visitor Center Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Quiet Waters Park Fees
    Daily Entry Fees
    Daily Pass: $6.00 per vehicle
    Daily Pass - Physically Challenged: $5.00 per vehicle
    (MVA handicapped tags or hanging permit required)
    Daily Pass - Service Connected: Free per vehicle
    (Military Individuals, Veterans and their Families - Services connected I.D. required)
    Annual Pass: $30.00 per vehicle (AACO Resident)
    Annual Pass: $40.00 per vehicle (Non County Resident)
    Senior Pass: $40.00 per person (Age 60 and over)
    Daily Vehicle Parking Fee - Buses & Vehicles holding 12 or more passengers: $30.00 per vehicle  
    Daily Parking Fee - Buses (schools only): $30.00 per bus (School buses only free with pavilion rental)  

    How to Purchase a Pass

    Get your Daily Pass, Annual Pass or Senior Pass at one of Anne Arundel County's regional parks (Downs Park, Fort Smallwood Park, Kinder Farm Park, and Quiet Waters Park) at All passes at our regional parks can be purchased here prior to arriving at the park. With an annual pass you may explore and enjoy the four regional parks as often as you'd like for a single annual fee. Passes for regional parks are also available for purchase from the park gatehouses.
    Vehicles entering the park must either display a valid annual/senior pass or pay the daily pass fees. The annual permit is a small sticker which is permanently affixed to the driver's side front bumper of the vehicle, drivers side window or the inside frame of the driver's side door. Persons age 60 and over may obtain a senior pass which is a card that must be shown along with valid ID to gain vehicle entry. A pass is valid for one parking space at a regional park and are not transferable.
    Contact the park office at (410) 222-1777 for more information.
    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. Replacement senior passes are also available in the event of loss or significant damage. Applications for replacement senior passes must be obtained and submitted to the park where the original pass was purchased.
  • Park Rules and Regulations
  • Special Events Application
    Guildelines, rules and regulations for special events for non-profit organizations.

    Special Events Application


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