Parks & Recreation

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Recreation Brochure

View the Summer 2021 brochure (PDF) for The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Department here.

Online Registration

Visit Webtrac to register for classes, programs, and leagues as well as manage your fitness center membership and reserve pavilions. Click HERE.

Westside Regional Park

Please submit any comments or suggestions for the proposed West Side Regional Park bubble plan.

Mission

To provide for diverse recreational opportunities and amenities that enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors to the City of Frederick through the creation, operation, and maintenance of a comprehensive parks and recreation department.

View Recommendations on Using Parks Safely During COVID-19


COVID-19 OPERATION UPDATES (Updated 5/28/21)


No Change to Indoor Restrictions. 

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required for gatherings of 50 people or more at all pavilions and outdoor facilities, as well as in the bandshell, bleachers, and stadium seating within City parks.  The change is in line with the State of Maryland order that requires face coverings at large venues. All park guests are encouraged to continue wearing face coverings, maintain distance from people outside of their household, and wash hands frequently.

 Capacity Limits on Outdoor Events

Capacity limits on all outdoor events (including Parade/Walk/Races) is lifted.  This includes the bandshell and amphitheater.  These 2 venues will no longer require the user to set a secure perimeter for COVID related guidelines.  

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 The William R. Talley Recreation Center will be open for select pre-registered programming.   Walk-in activities are not permitted at this time. New facility reservations are currently unavailable. All existing reservations have been canceled and cannot be rescheduled.

  • All satellite recreation centers will be closed until further notice. New facility reservations are currently unavailable. All existing reservations have been canceled and cannot be rescheduled.

  • The Talley Fitness Center is open with safety precautions and a reservation system in place for members only.

  • The Department is offering Return to Recreation Programming with safety precautions in place. Spring 2021 Program Brochure |  Register Now

  • All park facility permits, park pavilion permits, permitted use of city fields, and permitted use of city tennis courts has resumed.  Applications will only be processed, and permits issued if the event/activity adheres to Covid-19 requirements as issued by the State, County, and City. Users must submit a COVID Plan. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, wear a mask when unable to socially distance, practice proper hand hygiene. Organizers for reservations with over 100 expected attendance, are responsible for contacting the Frederick County Board of  Health  at least 7 days prior to your event. 

    1. All COVID-19 Parks and Recreation Permit Application Information
    2. City Pavilion Permit Application
    3. City Park Facility, Bandshell, and Amphitheater Permit Application
    4. City Field Permit Application
    5. City Tennis Courts Permit Application
  • The Parade/Walk/Race permit application process resumed on March 1, 2021.   Please be advised that only posted, pre-approved city routes will be considered.  Special routes will not be considered at this time.   Applications will only be processed, and permits issued if the event/activity adheres to all Covid-19 restrictions as issued by the State, County, and City. Users must submit a COVID Plan.  Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, wear a mask when unable to socially distance, practice proper hand hygiene.   

    1. COVID-19 Parade/Walk/Race Application
  • All park playgrounds, pavilions, basketball courts, tennis courts, in-line rinks, the Dog Park, and skate parks are open. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, wear a mask when unable to socially distance, practice proper hand hygiene, and avoid large gatherings.
  • Parks remain open to the community. Users are encouraged to practice physical distancing, wear a mask when unable to socially distance, practice proper hand hygiene, and avoid large gatherings.
  • The Clustered Spires Golf Course is open with safe operating procedures in place. Please contact the facility at 301-600-1295 for more information on tee times, safety measures, and operations.