Meadowbrook Park

5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Size: 77 acres
  • Habitat: A developed community park that is bordered on the south by a wetland consisting of a series of ponds along a stream. A narrow strip of mixed deciduous woods surrounds the ponds and runs the length of the park.
  • Best Months: April–May and September–October provide the greatest number of species; a variety of breeding birds are present during the summer.
  • Coverage Time: One hour.
  • Trails/Paths: 2.5 miles of paved pathways and sidewalks; a few footpaths and deer paths.
  • Notable Birds: Blue-winged Teal, American Bittern, Little Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Mississippi Kite, Rough-legged Hawk, Sora, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Alder Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Marsh Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Dickcissel, Brewer's Blackbird, Pine Siskin.
  • Amenities: Restrooms, tot lot (largest in the county), soccer and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, two picnic pavilions.
  • Handicapped Access: Paved paths and sidewalks; ramp to restrooms and tot lot.
  • Operation and Hours: Howard County park; 7:00 a.m. to dusk or as posted.
  • Special Attractions: Multiple ponds with extensive cattail marsh. Park is good for dragonflies during warm months; also worth checking for butterflies during late summer.
  • Howard County Recreation and Parks information
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Compiler: Emmalyn Holdridge

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