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Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Department Website! 

Parks and Recreation are back together again at the 1945 4-H Park Road, Centreville, Maryland 21617.  We are currently working on combining our websites, but until we "go live" we are staying with the current setup.   

  • Follow the tabs in the grey box on the left to see all that the Queen Anne’s County Parks has to offer.
  • If recreational programs and trips are what you are looking for, please visit the Recreation website.


Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center Bulkhead Closure

The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center Bulkhead and boat ramp along the Kent Narrows will be closed to all pedestrians during construction beginning October 12, 2021 and will remain closed until construction is completed.  Construction is expected to last until May 2022.  The bulkhead construction area will be delineated by orange construction fencing.  The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center building, parking lot and Ferry Point Park will continue under regular business hours.  For more information please click on the picture below.

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Opioid Awareness Trail 

OLP Opioid Awareness TrailAt Old Love Point Park

A portion of the Cross Island Trail, which cuts through Old Love Point Park in Stevevnsville, was dedicated to the QAC Goes Purple movement, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2021. To read more about the ribbon cutting ceremony or to watch the video please click on the links below. 

Opioid Awareness Trail News Article

Opioid Awareness Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Rt. 18 Park Playground Renovation

The Rt. 18 Playground is in the process of being demolished and a new playground is set to be installed in December 2021.  See below for a rendering of future construction.

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About the Department

The Parks Department encompasses Parks, Public Landings, Blue Heron Golf Course, and Bay Bridge Airport. It works with both the public and private sectors to plan, develop, maintain, preserve and enhance the County’s natural resources, open spaces and waterfront properties. These amenities serve to stimulate economic development by spurring development of hotels, restaurants, fishing charters, water activities, adventure tours and other ancillary uses of the County’s natural resources.


In keeping with its mission to preserve, enhance and protect our open spaces and natural resources to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations, the Department remains focused on its objective to promote the positive image of Queen Anne’s County as a desirable place to live and visit.

The Department oversees the planning, acquisition, design, construction, maintenance and development of an extensive parks and public landings system in proportion with the growing population and development within the County.

QAC 2017 LPPRP - Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (Adopted 3/27/18)

The LPPRP has been adopted by the Board of County Commissioners and is available for viewing via this link  2017 LPPRP