Recreation and Parks

We are very proud of our 10 Town-owned beautiful parks! Make sure you visit them including our most visible, Watkins Park.


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Recreational Activities

The Town maintains recreational areas which allow many of the following activities and more:

  • Fishing 
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Relaxing
  • Sports

With acres of varying natural surroundings, the Mount Airy parks have been carefully planned and developed for your outdoor pleasures.

Facilities

To view our 10 beautiful Mount Airy Parks and see what they have to offer, go to https://www.mountairymd.org/297/Town-Parks 

Hours

Parks are open from dawn to dusk.

Board of Recreation and Parks

Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • The 3rd Thursday of every month

Members

The Board of Recreation and Parks consists of a minimum of five members but not more than nine members; all must be town residents. Current members include:

  • Mike Riegel - Chairman (November 2021)
  • Andrew Heck - Vice Chairman (August 2021)
  • George Guevara (August 2020)
  • Heather Hobbs-Michael (November 2021)
  • Karl Munder - Council Liaison (2023)
  • Marc Mignogna (October 2022)
  • Scott Rieland (August 2021)
  • Ryan McCulley (July 2020)

There is 1 vacancy.

Responsibilities

The Board of Recreation and Parks schedules the use of athletic facilities and plans the development and construction of new facilities .

Volunteer

Want to help make a difference in and grow your community? The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers in our parks, events, visitor center and more. Please contact the Recreation and Parks Manager, for more info. 

Scout Projects

There are plenty of opportunities for both Boy and Girl Scouts to get involved with the Town parks and complete their Eagle, Silver, Gold, or other community service project. For possibilities and inquiries, email the Recreation and Parks Manager

Reservations

Picnic pavilions and gazebos can be reserved online by going to Parks and Facilities reservations should be made early in the year.