Frederick County Parks
Frederick is home to many city parks, and surrounded by many beautiful National, State and County Parks. There are many Frederick County parks, both regional and city, including Fountain Rock Park, where children can learn in the nature center, all can enjoy picnics, playgrounds, trails and a visit to the lime kilns.
Pinecliff Park has baseball fields, playgrounds, grills and picnic shelters, volleyball nets and boat ramps (to the Monocacy River. During the winter there is a sled run and ice skating. Rose Hill Manor is an historic mansion and park, once owned by Governor Thomas Johnson, Maryland’s first governor. The manor has many educational programs for children, as well as tours for all ages. Read about the other 26 Frederick County Parks.
Baker Park is the City’s largest park, stretching from I-15 to Bentz Street. Carroll Creek runs through the middle of the park, which has several ball fields, tennis courts, a city pool, playgrounds and picnic areas. An amphitheater is the location of summer concerts and outdoor theater.
National parks include Monocacy National Battlefield, Catoctin Mountain Park, Applalachian National Scenic Trail, the C & O Canal, (check out the C & O Canal Bicycling Guide) and Antietam National Battlefield.
Frederick is close to several state parks: Cunningham Falls State Park, South Mountain State Battlefield, and Gathland, Greenbrier (with its 42-acre man-made lake and beach), and Gambrill State Parks.
Frederick Md is truly a park-lovers paradise, so enjoy all the beautiful Frederick County Parks.