Department of Recreation & Parks
All county parks are open during regular hours, sunrise to sunset. Trails remain open and are an excellent way to get fresh air and exercise.
Park visitors are reminded to follow directions from both state and federal governments to maintain effective social distancing of at least 6 feet (6') or more at all times.
Carroll County Recreation & Parks’ Administrative Office in the Robert Moton Center is open by appointment only effective June 12, 2020. Those needing to interact with department staff should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-386-2103.
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For questions about face coverings see ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND NUMBER 20-09-01-01.
|Beginning January 11, 2021 and until further notice,
the Hap Baker Firearms Facility will be closed for renovations.
|Piney Run and Bear Branch Nature Centers are currently closed
to the public except for programs and by appointment only.
Carroll County Park Legacy Fund
Piney Run Park
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