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Offering recreation activities specially designed for children and teens who have a disability and/or special needs. Our programs assist people in developing ways that enhance their health, well-being, and independence.
The North Arundel Aquatic Center offers specialized aquatic classes for adults. Fitness classes include Aqua Zumba, Aquacise, Aqua Tone, Aqua Fit, Aqua Blast for different fitness levels.
Adult recreation programs provide opportunities for the public to participate in diverse recreational programs and activities designed to meet the needs of the community.
The water exercise programs of the Arundel Olympic Swim Center are designed to be an effective component of an adult fitness program.
A state-licensed AM and PM Pre-K program for children ages 4 and 5 at the Carrie Weedon Early Education Center in Galesville, Maryland. The Pre-K program operates Monday through Friday, every day that public schools are in session for students.
Purchase general admission tickets to area theme parks at a substantially reduced price.
Enjoy entrance to our four regional parks for a year. The Annual Park Permit offers a cost-effective and easy option if you plan to visit the regional parks multiple times.
The Fort Smallwood Park boat facility in Pasadena operates year round. Read the Rules & Regulations for important information.
From kayaks to canoe, pedal boat to stand up paddle board rentals are offered at Jonas and Anne Catharine Green Park and Quiet Waters Park by Paddle or Pedal.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks provides cartop boat launch sites at many community and regional parks. Cartop boat refers to a canoe or kayak.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a state-licensed child care program that provides a safe and supportive environment in accordance with the Maryland State Department of Education’s standards.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks offers Coaches Certification Clinics that focuses on how to teach children teamwork, respect for authority, and building self-confidence.
The Arundel Olympic Swim Center and North Arundel Aquatic Center offers masters and youth competitive swimming programs.
From May through September, Downs Park, Hatton-Regester Green, and Quiet Waters Park will host a terrific lineup of outdoor concerts for the whole family to enjoy.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks invite dancers - and newcomers - to join in the fun! Our dance program, led by experienced professional dance instructors.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks monitors the deer impact on County parkland with appropriate management options.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks encourages and welcomes dog owners and their dogs in County parks as long as they abide by the laws set forth governing the dog's behavior.
Fishing is a popular leisure time activity enjoyed by many residents. Take advantage of over 5,300 acres of waterfront access to cast a line for freshwater fishing in Anne Arundel County parks.
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS to navigate and find the hidden cache. Have fun geocaching in Anne Arundel County parks.
Listen to music while you skate with your friends and neighbors. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or dine at a nearby café. Extended hours on holidays and school closings.
The Quiet Waters Park ice rink offers a pleasant and safe family environment to enjoy ice skating outdoors.
Join us for the Sixth Annual Joshua Roach Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, September 20th at Compass Pointe Golf Course! Proceeds will benefit the Anne Arundel Youth Football Association.
Just for kids recreation programs provide opportunities for the public to participate in diverse recreational programs and activities designed to meet the needs of the community.
How to make a payment for School Age Child Care (SACC), Middle School Teen Group (MSTG) and Pre-K programs.
Mayo Beach Park is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled day. There is plenty to see and do, from swimming to enjoying a picnic to kayaking. The park is open on scheduled days.
Mayo Beach Park is a breathtaking venue surrounded by pristine sandy beach with the most spectacular panoramic view of the South River. The park provides a pleasant background for a wedding, reunion or group outing event.
To ensure compliance with departmental standards regarding access to public facilities, the Department of Recreation and Parks has established an accreditation process for all organizations and groups.
Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks' Resource Conservation and Protection (RCP) offers two paddle-in campsites located along the Patuxent River.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks encourage the use of its parks for recreational photography. To make everyone's visit enjoyable, please follow photography sessions procedures.
Arundel Olympic Swim Center's pool parties are a fun and unique birthday experience. Packages include two hour party room and indoor pool use.
Make memories at the North Arundel Aquatic Center. Party packages include room rental and use of pool.
Enjoy water access for public swimming at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena, Maryland.
The 5K race course is a combination of paved roadways and trails through scenic Downs Park. All proceeds benefit Recreation Deeds for Special Needs a local non-profit dedicated to making recreational opportunities accessible.
Citizens have the option to register for notifications pertaining to Recreation and Parks operations and weather updates.
Paddlers will explore various locations around Anne Arundel County. Certified instructors will be with you all day to share their knowledge of paddling.
Department of Recreation and Parks' Facility Scheduling in conjunction with the Board of Education, encourages the use of facilities and fields by community organizations for educational, athletic and recreational activities.
Hold your next family reunion, birthday party or corporate outing at a community or regional park. Discover an outdoor covered pavilion throughout Anne Arundel County.
A state-licensed Pre-K program for children ages 3, 4 and 5 at the South County Recreation Center in Harwood, Maryland. The Pre-K program operates Monday through Friday, every day that public schools are in session for students.
Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks offers tennis lessons for children and adults. Our tennis programs not only teach the fundamentals, but develop techniques to increase stamina and skills.
The purpose of the Department of Recreation and Parks’ Background Check program is to ensure that every individual who interacts with children undergoes a criminal history records check.
Discover public water access in Anne Arundel County such as; cartop canoe and kayak launch sites, paddle-in camping, fishing, boat ramp, boat rental, dog beach and swimming.
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.
The North Arundel Aquatic Center offers swimming lessons for pre-school, youth and teens. Our instructors provide a safe and fun environment for children to develop their swimming skills.
Swimming is a lifelong skill that helps children build confidence, leading to a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. Swimming lessons are available for pre-school, youth and teens at Arundel Olympic Swim Center in Annapolis.