This is a brief description of the 8 county parks in Kent County.
For more complete descriptions, click on the underlined park names.
BAYSIDE LANDING POOL AND
The newest of the County’s parks and public landings,
Bayside Landing Park is located off of Bayside Avenue in Rock Hall
and is centered along the Rock Hall Harbor. The park offers a public
swimming pool (open Tuesday through Sunday, Noon - 7 p.m. from Memorial
Day to Labor Day), public restroom facilities, deep water and dual
boat ramps which provide direct access to the Chesapeake Bay. There
are 39 boat slips available for rental through the County Public
Landings office 410-778-7439. A walkway joins the park and the public
bulkhead which hosts various special events throughout the year.
This 5.2 acre of waterfront parkland offers a 400’ x 200’sandy
bathing beach, boardwalk, volleyball court, bathhouse, picnic pavilion,
200’fishing jetty, parking area, boat launching ramp and pier.
Betterton Beach is one of a few public beaches on the eastern shore
of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s location in the upper bay, at
the mouth of the Sassafras River, provides ample recreational opportunities
for all types of aquatic pursuits. Lifeguards are on duty weekends
from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Concessions are available for purchase
most days. Contact Laura Coleman at 410-778-1948 for pavilion rental
EDESVILLE COMMUNITY PARK
This 5 acre outdoor recreation facility has a recreation building/pavilion
for parties and special events, as well as a ball field, volleyball
court, playground, walking trail, and picnic grove for quiet country
afternoons. Contact Laura Coleman at 410-778-1948 for further rental
POOL AND PARK
Kent County Parks and Recreation is proud of its public swim center
with a pool, bathhouse, tennis courts and picnic area. The pool
is open Tuesday through Sunday, Noon – 7 p.m. from Memorial
Day to Labor Day. Swimming lessons are available as are Monday and
evening group rentals. Contact Will Hughes at 410-778-1957 for further
rental and swimming lesson information.
This 17.5 acre waterfront property, named for its benefactor, John
Toal, is located on Millcreek just off the Sassafras River, Route
213 just outside of Galena. The park includes 2 ball fields, sand
volleyball court, playground, walking trail and a picnic pavilion.
Contact Laura Coleman at 410-778-1948 for further rental information.
Originally built as a roller rink, and still features skating on
Sundays during the winter, this indoor recreation facility is available
for group rentals. Contact Laura Coleman at 410-778-1948 for further
Enjoy 72 acres of a multi-use facility including 6 ball fields (one
lighted), 2 equestrian rings, 2 tennis courts, 2 lighted sand volleyball
courts, playground, concession stand, rest rooms, picnic pavilion,
batting cage, and 2 basketball courts. Concessions are available
for purchase during special events and league game nights. Contact
Laura Coleman at 410-778-1948 for further pavilion rental information
or Will Hughes at 410-778-1957 for field rental information.
TURNERS CREEK PARK
Located adjacent to the Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area,
Turner’s Creek is part of the National Park Service, Chesapeake
Bay Gateways Network. Explore 147 acres of trails, wooded acres,
open fields, and a waterfront bluff overlooking Turner’s Creek
on the Sassafras River. A public boat ramp is surrounded by over
100 feet of bulkhead area. Restroom facilities are located in the
basement of the historic Lathim House (built in the early 1800’s).
The picnic pavilion includes barbecue grills and volleyball courts.
Other attractions include miles of nature trails, an abundance of
waterfowl and wildlife, and a famous historic tree grove. The soil
conservation agricultural demonstration area along with Kent Museum,
Inc., displaying antique and historical agricultural equipment,
are open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m., May through October. Turner’s Creek picnic area and
pavilion are available for group rentals. Contact Laura Coleman
at 410-778-1948 for further rental information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PARKS, FACILITIES &
RENTALS CALL 410-778-1948.