Parks & Trails
Due to COVID-19, please note:
- The following are OPEN and/or PERMITTED:
- Outdoor Restrooms
- Truxtun Skate Park
- Outdoor basketball courts and athletics fields. However, no organized sports or scrimmages may occur on the courts or fields -- only free play, basic skills and training/conditioning may take place.
- To note: the fall adult softball league is underway
- Jogging, walking, biking and hiking in City parks and trails
- Truxtun Park and Tucker Street boat ramps
- Waterworks Park (you must have a permit to enter this park)
Please remember physical distancing practices (taken from Maryland DNR):
- Limit groups to 10 people, stay 6 feet apart
- Avoid popular trails, give others plenty of space
- Allow adequate personal spacing at popular areas
- Avoid congregating in parking lots
- The following are CLOSED and/or NOT ALLOWED:
- Outdoor water fountains
- Large gatherings/picnics
- Truxtun Tennis Courts (remain under renovation/construction)
Annapolis area residents can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the grace of nature at its many community parks and trails. With more than 40 parks and on more than 200 acres of park land, Annapolis is dedicated to the leisure interests of its residents. The parks and trails have a positive influence of the quality of life in Annapolis.
Check out the City of Annapolis Park Locator web application!
To view Parks brochures (and other department publications), please go to the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Calaméo Account.
General Park & Trail Information
Please remember to follow these reminders about using the City’s public resources in your neighborhood:
- Park hours are sunrise to sunset.
- Pets that are leashed are welcome in the parks, but please clean up after your pet
- Alcohol is not permitted on park property
- Do not litter in the parks, help keep our parks clean for everyone’s enjoyment
If you have any maintenance questions or concerns, please report them to the Parks Maintenance Division. When leaving a message, please be sure to state the park location and a brief description of the situation.
Community Wildlife Habitat Program in Annapolis
Working Each Day to Enhance the Bay -- an initiative through the National Wildlife Federation. Learn how you can become a part of this program by reviewing this brochure or e-mailing Marisa Wittlinger at email@example.com.
For more information on boat ramps visit the Harbormaster’s boat ramps page.
Rainscaping Education Station at "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center
Why use rain barrels? Reduce runoff – slow it down, spread it out, soak it in! Rain barrels collect and store rain water from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains, streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.
The next time you are visiting the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center be sure to stop by the Rainscaping Education Station located in front of Ballfield 1. The Station is a faux house frame that includes examples of rainscaping techniques, gutter and downspout directed to a rain barrel and educational signs. The signs are attached to faux windows sharing ways in which you can help clean up our waterways at your home, school and on community buildings. RainScaping Works Everywhere! The rain water collected at this Station will be used to water a garden to be planted in the immediate area.
Shiley Park Dedication
Shiley Park was the most recent park to be dedicated in the City of Annapolis. During spring 2016 GreenScape (Saturday, April 23rd), a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held. More than 50 people joined City representatives as the community welcomed the first street-end park to become established in 10 years. The event included local individuals recognizing Shiley Park (near Giddings Avenue) in West Annapolis: Alderman Fred Paone of Ward Two presented the proclamation, former Mayor Ellen Moyer thanked the community for 25 years of GreenScape dedication and volunteer Steve Raabe talked about Shiley Park and the local volunteers.