Park Hours, Closures and Holiday Schedule

Trail and Facility Closures

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp:  Beginning in November 2019 through  April 2020 the Nature Center will be closed for renovations. More details will be posted as they develop.

Lower Marlboro Wharf Floating Dock is now back in service! (October 7, 2019)

Parks are operating on the Regular Schedule until Memorial Day weekend 2020.

Holiday Schedule

  • Monday, October 14: Natural Resources offices will be closed
  • Kings Landing Park will be closed
  • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will be open from 10 am-4:30 pm
  • Flag Ponds Nature Park will be open from 9 am-4 pm
  • All other Natural Resources facilities will be open their regular hours

Nature Parks

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

REGULAR: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free
EXTENDED: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 6 p.m. Free

Closed or reduced hours on most County holidays.
410-535-5327

Flag Ponds Nature Park

REGULAR: Mondays and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Weekends: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gate, beach & pier close 1/2 hour before park closes.
Reminder: an entry fee (or valid season pass) is required on weekends.
EXTENDED: Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Weekends: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gate, beach & pier close 1/2 hour before park closes.
Reminder: an entry fee (or valid season pass) is required.

Open most County holidays.
410-586-1477

Kings Landing Park

REGULAR: Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gate & pier close at 4:30 p.m. Free.
EXTENDED: Daily: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gate & pier close at 7:30 p.m. Free.

Open most County holidays.
410-535-2661

Other Natural Resources Facilities: 

Open Dawn to Dusk

NOTICE

Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park and Gatewood Preserve are not open to the public.

Information on other Parks & Recreation Facilities (district parks, Hall Aquatic Center, Chesapeake Hills Golf Course, etc.)