Facilities

FacilitiesPark Regulations I Pool and beach Regulations I Rental Fees

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Call 410-810-5955 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org.

KCPR has nine park facilities around the county. Activities available range from picnicking to bird watching, hiking, swimming, fishing, sports recreation, and numerous other activities. In addition to public use, the facilities can be rented for private functions. Download the Facility Rental Brochure for more information and submit the Pavilion Rental Application, Pool Rental Application,or Athletic Field Rental Application for your special event today!

Per Kent County Public Law (Section 64 - Domestic Animals), all dogs shall be kept under restraint. Animal owners shall be responsible for the removal of any excrement deposited by the animal. Violations will result in fines of not more than $400.

All county parks are closed from dusk until dawn.

72 acre Worton Park

KENT COUNTY SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY GARDENS

Located in Kent County (Worton Elementary and Kent County Middle Schools), the gardens are under the guidance of the University of Maryland Extension, Kent County. The gardens are a partnership between Kent County Public Schools, University of Maryland Extension, Kent County Parks and Recreation, Kent County Community Food Pantry, families, and businesses in Kent County.

The gardens have four goals: To help students learn about how our food grows; To give students hands-on opportunities throughout the seasons to plant, tend, and harvest garden produce; To connect students to their community, by donating their labor and produce to provide fresh local food to economically disadvantaged families (including some families of the students themselves).

In 2010 more than 500lbs of veggies were harvested from the garden at Kent County Middle School. In 2011 almost 1100lbs of veggies were harvested. In 2012 the garden produced MORE than 1100lbs. Half of the food is donated to the Food Pantry, the other half is used at school or taken home by students and teachers.

Fore more information about Kent County's School and Community Gardens, please contact Sabine Harvey at 410-778-1661 or sharvey@umd.edu.

 

WORTON PARK

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Enjoy 97 acres of a multi-use facility including numerous ball fields (one lighted), and tennis, sand volleyball, and basketball courts. The picnic pavilion, located in the heart of the park, includes approximately 15 picnic tables, charcoal grills, water (by request), and electric (by request). Restroom facilities* are located in close proximity to the pavilion. Worton Park also features a .6 mile walking path. Use this trail to keep a safe distance from traffic while still keeping an eye on playground and field activities. The BAREFOOT'N BBQ'N Concession Stand at the Community Center provides concessions during special events and league game nights from April through October. Call 410-778-1948 for pavilion rental information or call
410-778-1957 for field rental information or email info@KentParksAndRec.org.

*Restroom, portable toilets, and bathhouse facilities are open from April 1 - October 31 (weather permitting).

CONCESSION STAND 2014 VENDOR WANTED!

The Community Center features an independently run concession stand that is generally open for business and ready to serve you from April through October (weather permitting). In addition to offering a variety of reasonably priced daily menu items such as chili dogs, burgers, mozzarella sticks, and french fries, occasionally menu items such as pit beef and ham, half chickens, and half racks of ribs may be offered during special events. Hours of operation are generally noon until 7 pm at the Community Center pool and some weekday evening hours at Worton Park, weather permitting.

Thinking about having a *private/group pool party at the Community Center pool?  The concessionaire offers discounted private catering for events of all sizes.  Pre-arranged *group parties are permitted to bring cake and ice cream inside the pool gates for scheduled events.  Food and drink packages must be arranged directly through the concession stand to secure use of the “party zone” in the designated grass area.  Accommodations for *group events during public hours as well as outside of public hours are available.  Please call (TBD) for more information.

*Group reservations for admittance to the pool are separate from concession arrangements and must be secured in advance with Parks and Recreation.  Groups of 15 or more must make arrangements at least one week prior to the desired date.  Depending on the group size, groups may be required to reserve the pool as a private rental outside of public hours.  Call 410-778-1957 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for more information.

Download KCCC Pool Use Policies here.

Kent County Community Center Pool: The 13' deep pool is the largest pool of its kind on the Eastern Shore at 285,000 gallons. There are 12 lap lanes with availability of six open at one time, a tube slide in the deep end, as well as a two person slide in the shallow end. The shallow end features tumble buckets and a zero depth entry zone with floor bubblers and "beach wash" water jets. There is also a separate wading pool for small children with a crab slide that squirts water from the top. A swimming pool wheelchair is available for people with limited mobility to enjoy the benefits of being in the pool, whether it is for play or to engage in rehabilitation exercises. Pool rentals include exclusive use of the pool outside normal operating hours and includes lifeguards. Please click here for the Community Center Pool rental policies. Call 410-778-1957 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for pool rental information.

Come out and join us for Night Swimming at the Community Center Pool!

*Dates:

June 24, June 26, July 1, July 5, July 8, July 10, July 15, July 19, July 22, July 24, July 29, August 2, August 5, August 7, August 12, August 16

Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:

$2 (with or without a Facility Access Card)
Season Pool Passes will be accepted

* Weather permitting. Dates subject to change without advance notice.

SWIM LESSONS

Ages:
Youth (Ages 4 - 12)    
Dates:
Session 1: June 30- July 10
(First week Mon, Tues, Weds., & Fri)
Session 2: July 14 - July 25
Session 3: July 28 - August 7
   
Days:
Monday - Thursday
   
Times:
9 am - 9:45 am
10 am - 10:45 am
11 am - 11:45 am
   
Cost: 
$35 per swimmer per session    
Place:
Community Center (Sessions 1 & 3)
Millington Pool (Session 2)  

   

 Registration begins April 1 for swim lessons. A skills test may be scheduled after registration is received. Classes are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of participants is not met.

Call 410-778-1957 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for more information.

Download Registration Form for swimming lessons.

TURNER'S CREEK PARK

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Located adjacent to the Sassafrass Natural Resource Management Area, Turner's Creek is part of the National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. Explore 147 acres of trails, wooded acres, open fields, and a waterfront bluff overlooking Turner's Creek off the Sassafrass River. A public boat ramp is surrounded by over 100 feet of bulkhead area (please call the County Public Landings office at 410-778-7439 for more boat ramp details). The picnic pavilion includes charcoal grills, electric, and approximately 12 picnic tables. Restroom facilities* are located in the basement of the historic Lathim House (built in the late 18th century) and a portable toilet is available at the bulkhead. Other attractions include two nature trails, an abundance of waterfowl and wildlife, and a national and historic tree grove. The soil conservation agricultural demonstration area along with the Kent Museum, Inc., displaying antique and historical agricultural equipment, are open the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 am until 4 pm, May through October. Call 410-778-1948 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for pavilion rental information.

*Restroom, portable toilets, and bathhouse facilities are open from April 1 - October 31 (weather permitting).

BETTERTON BEACH

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This 5.2 acre waterfront park offers a sandy beach with a volleyball court, bathhouse*, Mary Roe Walkup Picnic Pavilion, stone fishing jetty, and transient boat launching ramp (please call the County Public Landings office at 410-778-7439 for more boat ramp details). Lifeguards are not on duty, SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. Concessions are available for purchase most days during the summer months. A picnic pavilion overlooking the beach at the mouth of the Sassafras River includes approximately eight picnic tables and a charcoal grill. Grilling is only permitted in the pavilion area, not on the beach. There is a bathhouse* with restrooms down the hill from the pavilion next to the beach. Call 410-778-1948 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for pavilion rental information.

*Restroom, portable toilets, and bathhouse facilities are open from April 1 - October 31 (weather permitting).

TOAL PARK

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This 37.5 acre park is named for its benefactor, the family of William R. Toal Sr., who donated the original 17.5 acres. Through the efforts of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and funding from Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Program Open Space, an additional twenty acres was acquired in 2008. Toal Park is located on Mill Creek just off the Sassafrass River, and is accessible by Route 213 just outside of Galena. The picnic pavilion, with approximately 8 picnic tables and charcoal grills, is perfect for intimate family gatherings. The park also features a ball field, an athletic field, and a portable toilet*. Call 410-778-1948 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for pavilion rental information.

EDESVILLE PARK

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This 5 acre park features a picnic pavilion/building, as well as a ball field, volleyball court, playground, walking path, and a portable toilet*. The picnic pavilion includes electric (by request), water (by request), and approximately 10 picnic tables. Call 410-778-1948 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for pavilion rental information.

*Restroom, portable toilets, and bathhouse facilities are open from April 1 - October 31 (weather permitting).

STILL POND STATION: (Description coming soon)

*Restroom, portable toilets, and bathhouse facilities are open from April 1 - October 31 (weather permitting).

BAYSIDE LANDING PARK & POOL
410-708-1778 (Pool Only)



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Bayside Landing Park is located off of Bayside Avenue in Rock Hall and is centered along the Rock Hall Harbor. The public swimming pool is open Friday through Sunday, Noon-7 pm (when Kent County Public Schools are not in session) and has a renovated bathhouse with restroom facilities (open April 1-October 31). Bayside Landing also features deep water, dual boat ramps, and 39 boat slips (please call the County Public Landings office at 410-778-7439 for more boat ramp and slip details). A walkway joins the park and the public bulkhead which hosts various special events throughout the year.

MILLINGTON POOL
410-928-5814

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Located in the heart of Millington, Millington Pool is open Tuesday through Sunday, Noon-7 pm, (when Kent County Public Schools are not in session), and features a bathhouse with restroom facilities, tennis courts, and a picnic grove. Pool rentals include exclusive use of the pool outside normal operating hours and includes lifeguards. Call 410-778-1957 or email info@KentParksAndRec.org for pool rental information.

 

 
Kent County Parks | 11041 Worton Road  P.O. Box 67| Worton, MD  21678 | Ph: 410-778-1948 | info@kentparksandrec.org