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KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND
PARKS AND RECREATION

P.O. Box 67
10932 Worton Road
Worton, MD, 21678
Phone (410)778-1948 Fax (410)778-4602
E-mail Address jtroester@kentgov.org


COUNTY PARKS

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 PARK
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.

BETTERTON BEACH
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 information.

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 information.

MILLINGTON 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.

TOAL PARK
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.

WORTON ARENA
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 rental information.

WORTON PARK
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.

 



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