Recreation & Parks
Piney Run Park
Hashawha Environmental Center & Bear Branch Nature Center
Connecting people, parks and programs in support of a strong, healthy community and natural environment.
Welcome to the Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks web site. We proudly serve our residents with nearly 30 developed parks and several thousand acres of open space. We are committed to providing quality park facilities and programs for your enjoyment. Whether you choose to walk on one of our trails, participate in a class, play a sport, enjoy the arts, learn about and appreciate nature or enjoy a community event – there is truly something for everyone.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our growing community by protecting beautiful public places and providing quality recreation programs. We continue to take pride in our accomplishments and welcome your ideas and suggestions to help us serve you better. We are proud to be a part of making Carroll County, Maryland a great place to live, to work and to play.
Jeff R. Degitz, Director
Run for the RaptorsOctober19MEET at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster | 8:00 AM
Recreation & Parks Advisory Board MeetingOctober23Piney Run Park Nature Center Yurt | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
3rd Annual Veteran's Pickleball ClassicOctober26(former) North Carroll High School, 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead | 8:15 AM