Carroll County, Maryland Department of Economic Development
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Recreation & Parks

Carroll County has volunteer recreation councils that offer a variety of programs and youth sports for all ages. Citizens throughout the County are served by both a community recreation council and countywide councils such as the Arts, Seniors in Action and Equestrian Councils. The Department of Recreation & Parks also offers over 300 activities annually (including bus trips and Therapeutic Recreation) through their Community Recreation Programs with program guides published in Spring, Summer and Fall. Many activities occur at school sites or at the Department’s two nature centers.

The County’s 24 developed public parks feature opportunities for both active and passive recreation with athletic fields, picnic areas, open space, nature appreciation and trails for bikers, hikers and equestrians. Fishermen will be delighted with the excellent conditions and frequent tournaments at Piney Run Park which features a 300 acre lake surrounded by woods, trails and picnic areas. Other facilities include Hashawha Environmental Center and residential camp where all sixth graders spend a week experiencing nature first hand, the Carroll County Sports Complex which hosts numerous competitive softball tournaments and the Hap Baker Firearms Facility, the County’s public shooting range.

Carroll County is also home to private facilities such as Cascade Lake, a 6 acre site featuring a spring fed lake with waterslides, paddle boats and swimming; Four Seasons Sports Complex and Carroll Indoor Sports Center, two indoor sports facilities that accommodate indoor sports leagues and several public golf courses.

Visit the Carroll County Dept. of Recreation & Parks

Parks and Recreation Areas


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