Parks and Recreation

Open Facilities & Operating Hours

Statewide limitations on gatherings, physical distancing measures and other protective health guidelines remain in place at all facilities to continue reducing the spread of COVID-19.

All recreation parks including Dunkirk, Hallowing Point, Cove Point and Solomons Town Center parks are open to all users, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Permanent Restroom facilities, water fountains, playgrounds, athletic fields, skate parks, and basketball courts are open. Pavilions are available by reservation. Please be advised all school fields, Twin Shields Recreation Area, and Dominion Energy Regional Park currently have no restroom facilities available.  

Community Centers Southern, Harriet E. Brown, Mt. Hope, Northeast Community Centers and the North Beach Recreation center are open to Calvert County residents for activities by reservation and facility rentals. For detailed information on specific facilities, please visit https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/1802/Community-Centers and click on the facility of your choice.

Grays Road, Dunkirk, and Cove Point Dog Parks are open to all users, daily from 8:30 a.m. to civil twilight. 

Kings Landing Park is open to all users, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last entry at 4:00 p.m.

Kings Landing Park Pool and Cove Point Park Pool are currently closed for the season.

Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center
The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center is open for lap and therapeutic swim (18 years+) sessions as well as fitness room sessions (18 years+). Sessions are available to Calvert County residents by online reservation only, Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fees apply. Visit https://www.co.cal.md.us/395/Aquatic-Facilities for more information.

Breezy Point Beach is closed for the season.

Breezy Point Campground is closed for the season.

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course is open to all users, Monday through Sunday  7:00 a.m to dusk. Carts must be returned by 6:00 p.m. Advanced reservations for tee times are strongly encouraged. Please call the Pro-Shop at 410-535-4653 to make a reservation. 

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Please be advised that only limited sections of the boardwalk have reopened. Visitors are asked to observe all trail closure signs. Last entry 1/2 hour before the park closes.

Flag Ponds Nature Park is now open to both residents and non-residents. Monday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Last entry one hour before the park closes. No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed. Gate, Bathhouse, beach & pier close 1 hour before the park closes.

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Hughes Tree Farm is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Hutchins Pond is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Lower Marlboro Wharf is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Nan’s Cove is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Gatewood Preserve (parking area by entrance gate) is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk. No restroom facilities.

Solomons Boat Ramp & Fishing Pier is open to all users. Ramp fees may be charged

Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park is not open to the public.

All other Parks and Recreation facilities remain closed until further notice in accordance with  Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive orders in response to COVID-19. 

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Overview

The Department of Parks & Recreation is in the business of planning, developing, implementing and professionally managing the parks, programs, policies and procedures, facilities, special events and leisure services established under the leadership of the Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator, Parks Administration, and the associated advisory boards of Calvert County.

As the Department of Parks & Recreation, we value being able to SERVE. Our values are:

  •     Sustainability - safeguard, care, preserve, conserve, efficiency, stewardship
  •     Engaged - energized, involved, positive, motivated, collaborative
  •     Respectful - appreciative, considerate, cooperative, perceptive
  •     Visionary - innovative, enthusiastic, forward-thinking, big picture
  •     Excellence - quality, integrity, ownership, transparent, accountable

Vision and Mission

Vision

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation strives to enhance the health, economy and well-being of our community through sustainable practices, leisure opportunities and environmental stewardship.

Mission

In partnership with Calvert County residents, the Department of Parks & Recreation cultivates programs, parks and services that positively impact quality of life; preserve natural and cultural resources; promote economic stability; and satisfy community needs for opportunities in recreation, wellness, knowledge, and connecting with nature.