Parks and Recreation

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July is Park and Recreation Month!

This July, join Calvert County Parks & Recreation for Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate the selfless, passionate and essential work of park and recreation professionals who are providing services that are vital to a healthy Calvert County. Every day, in communities across the country, the people of parks and recreation are providing essential services and making their communities better places to live, work and play. 

This year’s theme is "We Are Parks and Recreation," and we want to highlight the diversity of park and recreation professionals and showcase their work. It’s Park and Recreation Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by lifting up the people who make it happen all year long. You can join us in celebrating throughout the month on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/calvertcountyparks.

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 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Permanent Restroom facilities, water fountains, playgrounds, athletic fields, skate parks, and basketball courts are open. Pavilions are available by reservation.

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

Kings Landing Park is open to all users, daily 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 open for lap swim only. Kings Landing pool is open 6:00-7:00 a.m. and 12-7 p.m. Cove Point Park pool is open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Access is limited to Calvert County residents only and pool time is limited to one hour. Swimmers must reserve a swim time through the WebTrac online registration system at https://webtrac.co.cal.md.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html.  Walk-ins will not be admitted. 

Breezy Point Beach is open to Calvert County residents only. Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Standard admission fees apply. Patrons may enjoy sunbathing, picnicking, swimming, fishing and other beach activities. Restroom facilities and playground are open.  Picnic tables and grills are available for use. 

Breezy Point Campground is open for daily camping. Please contact the Breezy Point Office 410-535-0259 to check availability.

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course is open to all users, Monday through Friday  7:00 a.m to 7:30 p.m.  and Saturday and Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 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 to all users. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Nature Center is closed. No restrooms available. No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed. Gate closes 1/2 hour before park closes.

Flag Ponds Nature Park is open for Calvert County residents only. Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Last entry one hour before park closes. No walk-ins allowed at when the gate is closed. Gate, Bathhouse, beach & pier close 1 hour before park closes.

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk.

Hughes Tree Farm is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk.

Hutchins Pond is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk.

Lower Marlboro Wharf is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk.

Nan’s Cove is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk.

Gatewood Preserve (parking area by entrance gate) is open to all users, daily dawn to dusk.

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. 

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.SERVE Graphic

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, positivity, 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.