Volunteer Recreation Councils

All interested individuals are both welcome and encouraged to attend recreation council meetings. In addition, it is recommended that local organizations send representatives to these meetings so that Council members may learn of your activities. Individuals requiring an interpreter should communicate with the Carroll County Department Recreation and Parks, 410-386-2103, at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Recreation councils are volunteer organizations. Please call to confirm meetings.


Volunteer Registration Form   Approved Volunteers

Good Sportsmanship Code of Conduct

Concussion Information

Participant Accident - Injury Form

CCPS Inclement Weather Regarding Use of Facilities

Severe Weather Policy


Carroll County Arts Council - Web Site

President: Thomas Sterner
Executive Director: Lynne Griffith, 410-848-7272


Charles Carroll Recreation Council

President: Kathy Lowe
Community Coordinator: Matt Decker, 410-386-2098

The Council meets regularly. Please email Matt Decker at mdecker@carrollcountymd.gov for more information.


Carroll County Equestrian Council - Web Site

President: Darlene Welsh
Recreation Coordinator: Tina Shupp, 410-386-2994

The Council meets monthly at 7:30 pm in the County Office Building, 225 N. Center Street, Westminster, MD Rooms 003-004 on the first Tuesday.


Central Carroll Recreation Council - Web Site

President: Robert Freter
Community Coordinator: Steve Krouse, 410-871-1020

The Council meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. at Mechanicsville Elementary School on the second Tuesday.


Freedom Area Recreation Council - Web Site

President: Ken Whalen
Community Coordinator: Tina Shupp, 410-386-2103, or tshupp@carrollcountymd.gov 

The Council meets monthly at 7 p.m. in the South Carroll Senior and Community Center on the third Thursday


Friends of Hashawha & Bear Branch

Chairperson: Michelle Scott
Contact: Jenna Mele, 410-386-3580 

The Friends group meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at Bear Branch Nature Center.


North Carroll Recreation Council - Web Site

President: Andy Kiler
Community Coordinator: Maria Arista, martistancrc18@gmail.com

The Council meets monthly at 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday at North Carroll Senior & Community Center


Piney Run Recreation and Conservation Council - Facebook

President: Colleen Winters

Contact Person: Max Bukowitz, 410-795-6043 or Renee Schoff, PineyRunParkCouncilTreasurer@gmail.com

Council meetings are held monthly at 6:30pm on the third Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at the Piney Run Nature Center. Please call 410-795-6043 to confirm the meeting date, time, and location.


West Carroll Recreation Council

President: Stephanie Clavell
Community Coordinator: Penny Rockwood, 410-775-1506

The Council meets monthly at 7 pm on the 2nd Monday


Westminster Area Recreation Council - Web Site

President: John Neubert

Community Coordinator: Laine Janoski, 443-398-5325 lainerosewag.warc@gmail.com

The Council meets at 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September, and November; along with mandated seasonal meetings for programs that are about to begin their annual cycle of activity at Winters Mill High School.


Winfield Recreation Council

President: Buddy Brown

Community Coordinator: Sue Podobnik, rp.coord.sue@gmail.com

The Council meets monthly at 7 p.m. at South Carroll High School Media Center on the fourth Monday


Woodbine Recreation Council - Web Site

President: Ken Stockdale

Community Coordinator: Tina Shupp, 410-386-2103

The Council meets on a quarterly basis. Contact Tina at tshupp@carrollcountymd.gov for meeting dates and location.