Baltimore County Unveils New 'Park Finder' Web Tool To Boost Exploration Of Local Parks And Recreation Centers


Baltimore County officials open the new boat ramp at Merrit Point Park. (Credit: Baltimore County Government)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks has unveiled a new online tool, Park Finder, designed to simplify discovering and enjoying the county's parks and recreation centers. This digital utility delivers detailed information on 362 parks and recreational facilities across the county.

Park Finder allows visitors to search for parks and recreational centers by name, location, or amenities, including playgrounds, picnic spots, dog parks, boat rentals, and walking paths. It offers a complete rundown of each location, helping users to choose the best parks and recreational facilities for their particular requirements and interests.

"Baltimore County parks have it all – pristine waterways and forests, athletic fields, fun and educational activities for families, and more," declared Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. "This new tool will offer residents and visitors a comprehensive, user-friendly way to get outside and explore the area's large array of natural resources and diverse recreational opportunities."

As part of its ongoing mission to raise visibility and encourage increased use of the parks and recreational centers throughout Baltimore County, the Department of Recreation and Parks hopes the new tool will facilitate greater exploration of the county's amenities.

Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Director Bob Smith said, "Park Finder will allow the public the opportunity to find all of our amazing park assets throughout Baltimore County."

He extended his thanks to the capital development team and the Office of Information Technology for their work on this tool, emphasizing that it would provide an enhanced level of customer service to those searching for fields, pavilions, boat ramps, pickleball courts, or any other recreational amenities in the county's system.

In addition to providing extensive park information, Park Finder also features a tool for users to copy and share links to each result with friends and family. The tool can be accessed here.

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