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May, 2021

Current COVID Recreation Guidelines


As it pertains to OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES and consistent with Governor Hogan's Executive Order, masks are no longer required by participants, coaches, officials, or spectators. However, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks is providing the following guidance about when masking is recommended and strongly recommended:

·        Masks are recommended, but not required, for participants not engaged in play, coaches, officials, and all other spectators.

·        Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, when social distancing is not possible among spectators.

·        Masks are strongly recommended, but not required, for anyone who is not fully vaccinated and not directly engaged in play, regardless of whether social distancing is possible.

·        Temperature Logs are still required.






JOHN A. OLSZEWSKI, JR. ROSLYN JOHNSON, Director County Executive Department of Recreation and Parks 

In light of the Governor’s Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery, and in consultation with the  County Health Officer while using recommendations from the National Recreation and Parks  Association (NRPA) (www.nrpa.org/our-work/Three-Pillars/health-wellness/coronavirus-disease 2019/slowing-the-spread-of-covid-19) and the Centers for Disease Control  

(www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports), a plan was  developed to reopen recreational opportunities/facilities to the public. In light of an increase in  health metrics and to bring Baltimore County in line with surrounding jurisdictions the following  guidelines are enacted. The Department will follow all State and Local Executive Orders related  to recreational activities. 

Effective May 17th 

Guidelines are applicable to adult and youth activities 

INDOOR Recreation and Nature Operations 

Indoor capacity is limited to 50% 

Requests for permits to indoor facilities can be submitted to local Recreation Offices. Participation in programs requires a signed Baltimore County COVID Waiver Form. Team  rosters of participants must be kept. 

Indoor Nature classes and programs can operate. 

Permits will be issued to user groups consistent with Departmental approval policies and  seasons of play. 

Masks are required for all program participants unless while engaging in other physical  activities where the use of a Face Covering is likely to pose a bona fide safety  risk. 

Masks are required for all visitors, spectators, coaches and officials. 

Temperature checks, under 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, are required for players, volunteers and  coaches. Temperature Logs must be kept.  

Games and scrimmages are permitted. 

Tournaments are permitted. 

Appropriate use of PPE by facility users. 

Licensed Day Care can continue to operate at this time. 

Indoor tennis courts can open. 

No Food is permitted. 

No use of central hydration areas or sharing of water bottles by participants. All persons entering any County building will be required to follow BACOSAFE  procedures. 

All persons indoors must maintain 6 feet of social distancing when not in a field of play.

9831 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 Phone: 410-887-3871 | Fax: 410-825-3305 | TDD: 410-887-5319 www.baltimorecountymd.gov 

OUTDOOR Recreation and Nature Operations 

Requests for field/diamond permits can be submitted to local Recreation Offices. Participation in programs requires a signed Baltimore County COVID Waiver Form. Team  rosters of participants must be kept. 

Outdoor Nature classes and programs can operate. 

Permits will be issued to user groups consistent with Departmental approved policies and  seasons of play. i.e. Athletic Fields are available for use on March 1st. Ball Diamonds are  available for use on April 1st

Masks are required when social distancing is not possible.  

Masks are required for participants (while not engaged in play), coaches, officials and  spectators. 

Temperature checks, under 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, are required for players, volunteers and  coaches. Temperature Logs must be kept.  

Spectators are allowed. 

Games and scrimmages are permitted. 

Tournaments are permitted. 

No use of central hydration areas or sharing of water bottles by participants. Appropriate use of PPE by park users. 

The public can request pavilion reservations from the community offices starting on April  1st. The first date available for pavilion reservations will be May 1st.  

Licensed Day Care can continue to operate at this time. 

Outdoor restroom facilities will be modified in line with facility needs. 

Portable restrooms will remain closed until delivery of units by vendor and with  appropriate ppe preinstalled. 

Playgrounds remain open. 

Outdoor Basketball courts remain open 

Outdoor tennis courts remain open. 

Dog Parks remain open. 

Skate Parks remain open. 

Stage rental requests can be submitted once a COVID plan is approved. 

All events or large gatherings must submit a COVID Plan to the Department for Review  prior to the permit approval. 

Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in removal from Park property


9831 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 Phone: 410-887-3871 | Fax: 410-825-3305 | TDD: 410-887-5319 www.baltimorecountymd.gov 


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Reisterstown Recreation Council

Reisterstown Area Recreation Council, P.O. Box 633
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

Phone: 410-887-1142
Email: [email protected]

Reisterstown Recreation Council

Reisterstown Area Recreation Council, P.O. Box 633
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

Phone: 410-887-1142
Email: [email protected]
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