Department of Recreation & Parks

Department of Recreation & Parks

Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks connects people, parks, and programs in support of a strong, healthy community and natural environment. The department manages 4,794 acres of parkland and over 30 parks, offering programs and events for residents and visitors of all ages.

Carroll County’s parks and recreation story has entered its 5th decade as we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. Over that time, hundreds of thousands of program registrants and park visitors have had their lives positively impacted by our programs and parks. Generations of residents have played on the same ballfields, hiked trails, paddled at Piney Run Park, and attended Outdoor School at Hashawha.

As a community, we are healthier because of these experiences and are more in tune with nature and each other. Coaches served as mentors, teammates became lifelong friends and we likely learned a thing or two about ourselves, our neighbors, and our community along the way.

Join us this summer and fall for new and exciting programs, get out and enjoy our parks, and help us continue to celebrate our golden anniversary all year long. Thank you for being a part of our Recreation and Parks story for the past 50 years and we look forward to seeing you in our parks and programs! 

-Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks





Quick Links

Hap Baker Firearms Facility

Piney Run Park & Nature Center

Hashawha/Bear Branch Nature Center

EPIC (Experienced People in Carroll) Programs

Dog Park Memberships

Pavilion Rentals


Recreation & Parks Calendar

Carroll County Recreation & Parks
Robert Moton Center, Room 229
300 South Center Street
Westminster, MD  21157

Phone: 410-386-2103