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Anne Arundel County officials waive park fees on weekdays until September 1

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 11:37:45-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Tuesday, the Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Department of Recreation and Parks announced that the county will waive entrance fees during weekdays for the remainder of the summer.

All regional park entrance fees were waived on March 16, to give Anne Arundel County residents a safe opportunity to enjoy exercise and nature during the COVID-19 shutdown. Since March, regional park attendance has increased as much as seventy two percent.

"County parks have been a safe haven and refuge for many of our county residents during this pandemic,” said Rick Anthony, Director of Recreation and Parks. “County Executive Pittman and I are pleased to extend our free parks policy Monday through Friday until September 1, 2020.”

However, starting on July 18, regional parks entry fees will be reinstated on Saturdays and Sundays. The daily entrance fee is $6 and annual passes are $30. Senior passes and lifetime military passes will be honored.

County regional parks include:

  • Quiet Waters Park - 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis
  • Kinder Farm Park - 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd, Millersville
  • Downs Park - 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena
  • Fort Smallwood Park - 9500 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena (boat ramp fees are separate from entry fees)
  • Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian

The remainder of the 130 county parks remain free of charge. For more information, click here.