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Washington County, Maryland Parks and Facilities Information and guide to Washington County maintained parks and facilities

About Washington County Parks

Washington County Department of Parks and Facilities maintains several different parks located throughout Washington County, Maryland. Washington County establishes and maintains a public park system with diverse and accessible recreation areas.

Washington County Parks

  • Agricultural Education Center
  • Black Rock Golf Course
  • Camp Harding Park
  • Chestnut Grove Park
  • Clear Spring Park
  • Devil's Backbone Park
  • Doub's Wood Park
  • Kemps Mill Park
  • Marty Snook Park
  • Mt. Briar Wetland Preserve
  • Pen Mar Park
  • Pinesburg Softball Complex
  • Piper Lane Neighborhood Park
  • Pleasant Valley Park
  • Regional Park
  • Wilson Bridge Picnic Area
  • Woodland Way Park

Pet Friendly Parks

Washington County has partnered with PetSmart to place dog waste stations in some of the parks. This is part of the new pet-friendly and environment friendly program. Through the site, you will see which County parks are pet friendly. Please click below to view the rules and the maps of areas in certain County parks that are designated for pets.

Guide Through Our County Parks

Agricultural Education Center

7313 Sharpsburg Pike | Boonsboro

Hours | Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Washington County Agricultural Center has 68 acres of indoor facilities, outdoor areas and is the home of the Rural Heritage Museum. As a premiere rental facility in Washington County, the Agricultural Education Center has been the region's choice location for tractor pulls, sales, trade shows, events and the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair. The facility is located 7 miles south of Hagerstown's Interstate 70.

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Camp Harding Park

13029 Pectonville Road | Big Pool

  • 2 Picnic Pavilions
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Grills
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Softball Field
  • Tennis/Half Basketball Court
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Parking
  • Boat ramp
  • Trout fishing and canoeing
  • Monarch butterfly station
Camp Harding Park
Camp Harding Park

Chestnut Grove Park

3106 Chestnut Grove Road | Keedysville

  • 1 Picnic Pavilion with Restrooms
  • Modular playground equipment and toys
  • Grills
  • Baseball field
  • Multipurpose field
  • Tennis/Half Basketball court
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Volleyball Court

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Clear Spring Park

12424 Big Spring Road | Clear Spring

  • 1 Picnic Pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Modular Playground Equipment
  • Grills
  • 2 Little League Fields
  • 2 Multi-Purpose Fields
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball Court

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Devil's Backbone Park

18934 Lappans Road | Boonsboro

Devil's Backbone Park is located along Route #68 near Lappan's Crossroads. To access the park from the Sharpsburg Pike, Route #65, turn left at Lappan's Crossroads and continue approximately one and one-half miles on Route #68 toward Boonsboro. The park is on the left. Opened to the public on June 26, 1966, Devil's Backbone is the second oldest of Washington County's parks. This nine acre park includes a footbridge across the Antietam Creek, which divides the park, providing access to the "island" section of the park as well as to a nature trail which ascends to the summit of the ridge from which the park takes its name. The park also offers fishing and an access for canoes to the Antietam Creek.

  • Picnic pavilion
  • Playground
  • Restroom
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Drinking fountains
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Foot bridge
  • Parking
  • Canoe access - in and out
  • Fishing
  • Walking paths

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Doub's Wood Park

1307 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown

Doub's Wood Park is the home to the Washington County Parks and Facilities Administrative Offices and Maintenance Facility.

  • 2 Picnic Pavilion with Restrooms
  • Arts Pavilion with Restrooms
  • Modular Playground Equipment
  • Grills
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball Courts

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Kemps Mill Park

11114 Kemps Mill Road | Williamsport

  • 3 Girls Fast Pitch Softball Fields with dugouts
  • 2 Batting Cages
  • Playground
  • Concession Stand
  • Bleacher Seating
  • Pavilion
  • 2 Large Batting Cages
  • Home to Travel Tournaments
Park Sign
Field
Playground equipment
Field

Marty Snook Park

Martin "Marty" Snook Park located in Hagerstown, Maryland offers a large walking trail and a swimming pool. The Washington County Recreation and Fitness Department also holds Summer Camps at this park location.

17901 Halfway Boulevard | Hagerstown

  • 4 Picnic Pavilions
  • Accessible Playground Equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Drinking Fountains
  • 25 Meter Swimming Pool
  • 3 Regulation Softball Fields (2 lighted)
  • Senior, Little and Minor League Baseball Fields
  • 2 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • 2 Multi-Purpose Fields
  • 1 Mile Fitness Course
  • Bike Path
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Parking

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Mt. Briar Wetland Preserve

19822 Millbrook Road | Keedysville

The Wetland Preserve is a thirty acre natural area, located along Millbrook Road off of Maryland Route #67 near Rohrersville. It contains approximately one mile of floating boardwalk which meanders throughout the Preserve.

The Wetland: Wetlands are areas that are periodically or permanently inundated by surface or ground water and support plant and animal species adapted to life in saturated soils. The soil within this wetland is silty clay loam and the soil's moderate acidity explains the unusual abundance of Sphagnum, normally prevalent in colder climates. Sphagnum is an indicator of high quality wetland and is more predominant at Mt. Briar than at any other site between the Coastal Plain and the Allegheny Plateau. The wetland preserve contains both deciduous woodland and an upland grassy meadow. Water emerges from seepage springs at the north end of the preserve and as there is no natural stream channelization, water flows through the upper layer of substrate, causing the soil's saturation. A field study done in 1984 identified 29 tree species, 81 species of grass, 16 shrubs and vines, 4 moss species, 36 bird species, and numerous reptile, insect, and animal life

The size of this wetland, believed to be among the best in this geographic region, makes its protection important not only to wildlife, but to humans interested in the preservation of non-renewable resources for nature and scientific study. The wetland is a wonderful location for watching birds and animals.

Unfortunately, wetlands are extremely sensitive to human disturbances. Vehicle tracks in the soft soil deepen to create artificial stream channels which could drain off water necessary to aquatic life. Conversely, vehicle tracks also allow more water to stand in areas not accustomed to submersion which could cause the death of certain plants. Human footsteps create similar problems on a smaller scale. When damage occurs on a large scale, the habitat alters, perhaps causing the disappearance of certain species needed by others for survival. A break in the fragile chain of the ecosystem in the wetland could lead to extinction of whole groups of plants or animals.

In order to safeguard the wetland, the entrance gates are open by appointment only. Walk-in traffic is permitted. Information about the preserve may be obtained by contacting the Washington County Parks Department at 240-313-2700.

Mt. Briar Wetland Preserve
Mt. Briar Wetland Preserve
Mt. Briar Wetland Preserve
Walking Floating Boardwalk

Pen Mar Park

14600 Pen Mar Road | Highfield-Cascade

Welcome to Pen Mar Park, altitude 1400 feet, one of the finest scenic areas in Maryland. Located on High Rock Road at the Mason Dixon Line, this site was selected in 1871 by Colonel J. M. Hood of the Western Maryland Railroad and approved by the WMRR directors as the location for the development of an amusement park. After the acquisition and clearing of the land, the area was developed for the proposed park, including the building of a pavilion and a dining hall. The park was opened to the public on August 31, 1877.The dance pavilion, with an induction loop system for the hearing impaired, is the site of Sunday dances with live music, June-September.

  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Parking

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Pinesburg Softball Complex

15323 Clear Spring Road | Williamsport

  • 4 Fast Pitch Fields with Dugouts
  • 1 Modular Playground
  • Concession Stand
  • Bleacher Seating
  • Home to Fast Pitch Travel Tournaments

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Piper Lane Neighborhood Park

17556 York Road | Hagerstown

  • Picnic Tables
  • Modular Playground Equipment
Park Sign
Piper Lane Park Area

Pleasant Valley Park

3199 Gapland Road | Rohrersville

  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Modular Playground Equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Multipurpose Field
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Tennis/Half Basketball Court
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Parking

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Regional Park

20025 Mt Aetna Road | Hagerstown

  • Girls Fast Pitch Fields with Bleacher Seating
  • 2 Multipurpose Fields with Bleacher Seating
  • Modular Playground
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • Bleacher Seating
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • Volleybal Court
  • Pavilion
  • 18 Hole Disc Golf Course

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Wilson Bridge Picnic Area

15032 National Pike | Hagerstown

  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
Park Sign
Park Area
1984 Sign
Overlooking Bridge
Wilson Bridge

Woodland Way Neighborhood Park

108 Belview Avenue | Hagerstown

  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Field
  • Playground Equipment
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court/Area

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Park Rules and Regulations

Certain rules and regulations are imposed and monitored by the Washington County Parks and Facilities Department to ensure a safe and friendly environment for all. Please click below to view the rules and regulation at the Washington County Parks and Facilities. Washington County Parks are also a tobacco and vape free play zones.

Thank you for visiting our beautiful Washington County parks. For questions or concerns, please call 240.313.2700.

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