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Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Each year, a growing number of people travel to Frederick County to revel in our parks and recreational amenities. Highlighted by the Catoctin Mountains and the Potomac River, our 90 nationalstatecounty, and municipal park facilities offer a wide variety of recreational activities such as swimming, boating, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and nature programs in environments ranging from urban city parks to wilderness reserves. Wonderful outdoor experiences are to be enjoyed in every season.

Some parks may be partially or completely closed at this time. The following parks have issued restrictions until further notice:

  • All playgrounds and picnic shelters - Closed
  • All City of Frederick skate parks, dog parks, tennis courts, and other facilities within the parks - Closed
  • The Appalachian Trail - Closed
  • The boardwalk at Cunningham Falls - Closed, trails remain open
  • All Golf Courses - Closed
  • All recreation and nature centers - Closed
  • All park restrooms and water fountains have been turned off.
  • All campgrounds - Closed
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