Parks, Trails and Playgrounds

The Annapolis community can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the grace of nature at its many community parks and trails. With 40 parks and trails on more than 200 acres of park land, the City is dedicated to the leisure interests of its residents and visitors alike. Parks and trails have a positive influence of the quality of life in Annapolis.

City of Annapolis Parks, Trails & Playgrounds Magazine

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.

Rainscaping Education Station at the "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.

For more information, please go to the Annapolis-based Chesapeake Ecology Center website or email Rodney Dillard at

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

For more information on boat ramps visit the Harbormaster’s boat ramps page.