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DOWNS PARK

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GENERAL INFO
Address:

8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122

Phone:(410) 222-6230            Hotline (410) 222-6239
Hours:7:00 a.m. to dusk
 

Closed on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Size:236 acres
Amenities:visitor center
restrooms
playground
picnic areas
pavilions (permit only)
indoor room rental (Chesapeake Room Rental)
5 mile paved hike and bike trail
nature trails and paths
gardens
fishing pier
dog beach
Fees:view fees
Calendar:monthly calendar
Map:Downs Park map
Extras:

wedding in the park
adopt-an-owl program
nature notes
park history slideshow

park history
frequently asked questions

 
 Special Event and Charitable Fund-Raising Guidelines
 
Recreational Kayaking Trips
   
ABOUT THE PARK    
Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park offers a variety of natural and recreational activities throughout its 236 acres. Downs Park offers more than five miles of paved and natural trails, including a self-guided nature trail. The park also has a children’s playground and 2 basketball courts available to visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Downs Park has three large pavilions which each accommodate approximately 100 persons and one small pavilion which hold approximately 50 people. A Wedding Garden, a Youth Camping Area and the Chesapeake Room are available for rent. For fees and availability, call the park office at (410) 222-6230.
   

The park property has a rich history which has been preserved by the Downs Park Historical Society. Volunteer groups include the Friends of Downs Park, Garden Volunteers, Volunteers-in-the-Park and the Downs Park Quilters Guild. Entry fees are charged for vehicles entering the park. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

 
  
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PARK HISTORY

Downs Park is named after John (Jack) H. Downs, a distinguished public servant of Anne Arundel County, as a tribute to his dedicated service to County citizens. The park is located in the district in which Mr. Downs served as County Councilman. Mr. Downs died in 1976. A monument in his honor is located in front of the visitor center. Read more >>

  

 

Image: AACo Recreation and Parks

Downs Park is a unit of the Park Operations Division of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.

 

 


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