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Downs Park

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Open Now: 07:00 - 17:00
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Wonderful park!

There are many wonderful aspects of this park... a nice visitor’s center, walking trails, dog... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxford, Pennsylvania
Fun filled day fshing and cookout

nice place for fishing and cookout. this place has Dog Beach where you can bring you pet to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
debbie c
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“dog beach”(28 reviews)
“fishing pier”(17 reviews)
“chesapeake bay”(17 reviews)
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8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122-5836
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many wonderful aspects of this park... a nice visitor’s center, walking trails, dog beach, pavilions, fishing pier, garden... The best of all are the stunning views of the Chesapeake. A hidden gem for sure.

Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 27 August 2018

nice place for fishing and cookout. this place has Dog Beach where you can bring you pet to enjoy swimming as well

Thank debbie c
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We drove about 40 mins to get to Downs Park for the dog beach on the suggestion of multiple dog-owning acquaintances. The park is lovely! There are lots of trails both asphalt-covered and natural surface, multiple pavilions, playground, picnic areas, launch area for kayaks/canoes, and...More

1  Thank Dianne A
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We saw some nice trails and picnic tables to have a meal at Downs Park but the dog beach is very small, probably the size of a large apartment. There were two other dogs when we arrived and it was getting crowded as the dogs...More

Thank PearlJamDC
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is the best place to walk my dog or let her swim at the dog water area. I also enjoy the water views to relax

Thank jackikremer
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The park is one of the best in Anne Arundel County. It has walking trails, plenty of picnic areas and parking. It also has a fishing pier that is very nice for fishing. Also have plenty of other activities through the year.

Thank crabmaster099
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent and beautiful park! Great place for any age. Paved and unpaved trails throughout the park. Parks sits directly on the Chesapeake Bay which provides spectacular views! Park has a visitor center/ museum, children’s play area, concert pavilion with weekend concerts, ballfields, Picnic pavilions, tennis...More

Thank rayj2018
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We come here regularly to go walking. Part of the paved 3.5 mile walking trail is along the Chesapeake Bay with the remainder meandering through wooded areas. Check out their website for a list of amenities such as the fishing pier, dog beach, playground, and...More

1  Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This park is really beautiful and great if you have pets and kids who want to run around. Parking is easy and camp sites are nice, but there are more than your average amount of ticks. We had 7 in our party and 4 of...More

2  Thank Janis A
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Downs’s Park is awesome! There are things to do for everyone. There are hiking/walking/jogging paths of varying lengths. One has exercise stations. There is very long fishing pier. You can rent pavilions of different sizes for events. The dog beach is great hang out for...More

Thank joehebda
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Chris V
22 July 2018|
Response from Janis A | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure but here are the rules and regulations and it doesn’t look like it’s prohibited: (this doesn’t allow me to post a link but it’s eqsily found with google) For the most part, there’s not a lot of policing as long... More
30 July 2017|
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Response from bambijojo55 | Reviewed this property |
Chesapeake bay. It does meet the Patapsco River near here
9 June 2017|
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Response from Kristi W | Reviewed this property |
There is handicapped parking close to the visitors center. The visitors center has a ramp and it overlooks the water. There is a beach area but no swimming. The fishing pier is a short walk up the hill. The paths around the... More