About Downs Park
Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park offers a variety of natural and recreational activities throughout its 236 acres. Downs Park offers more than five miles of paved and natural trails, including a self-guided nature trail. The park also has a children’s playground, three basketball courts available to visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis. We also have youth group camping and picnics.
Downs Park has three large pavilions which each accommodate approximately 100 persons and one small pavilion which holds approximately 50 people. A Wedding Garden, a Youth Camping Area and the Chesapeake Room are available for rent. For fees and availability, call the park office at (410) 222-6230.
The park property has a rich history which has been preserved by the Downs Park Historical Society. Volunteer groups include the Friends of Downs Park, Garden Volunteers, Volunteers-in-the-Park and the Downs Park Quilters Guild. Entry fees are charged for vehicles entering the park. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.