Cancellations and Inclement Weather

Annapolis Recreation and Parks (ARPD) – the “Pip Moyer Recreation Center and the Stanton Community Center – follow the City of Annapolis closing announcements and schedules:

  • If there is a delay with an exact time of opening for the City, ARPD will open at that time (specific time announced)
  • If a one-hour delay is announced, ARPD will open at 9:30 am
  • If a two-hour delay is announced, ARPD will open at 10:30 am
  • If cancellations and/or delays are announced during working hours, ARPD will post notices on the front doors of the buildings and communicate online (web site and social media)

Programs (in the event of delays and closings):

  • Programs may be delayed and/or canceled by the responsible program staff based on the availability of the facilities and/or instructors

Child Care programs in the local elementary schools follow the closing and delay announcements of Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

We ask you to check the Annapolis Recreation and Parks web site at www.annapolis.gov/recreation and go to the “Cancellations and Inclement Weather” link on the left sidebar. We also post updates on the Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages, so you may check those resources too.

For questions or concerns regarding this policy, please e-mail recpark@annapolis.gov or call 410.263.7958.


Athletic Field cancellations -- Please go to League Lineup for City of Annapolis Recreation and Parks field information.

Child Care Inclement Weather Policy -- Please listen for the Anne Arundel County public school closures on the local radio or television. When school is closed prior to 7 a.m., the Child Care Program is CLOSED. If school is delayed for two hours, Child Care is delayed two hours. For example, if school opens at 11 a.m., Child Care opens at 9 a.m. Only those registered in the Before School Program are eligible for this service. If school dismisses early, the Child Care Program opens immediately upon dismissal and closes at 4:30 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. However, we ask that parents come to pick up their child as soon as possible, as the roads will be treacherous for you and for our staff. Only those enrolled in the After School Program are eligible for this service.