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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.
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.
Adult recreation programs provide opportunities for the public to participate in diverse recreational programs and activities designed to meet the needs of the community.
Purchase general admission tickets online to select Six Flags theme parks at a 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.
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 Coaches Certification Clinics that focuses on how to teach children teamwork, respect for authority, and building self-confidence.
Our parks 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.
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.
The Lasting Gift Program is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone or an occasion that has touched your life. These gifts of today will remain treasures for tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.
Our day camps are an exciting, safe, and affordable option for summer fun. Campers get outside and have lots of summer enjoyment.
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.