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
- Best Months: April–May
and September–October provide the greatest number of
species; a variety of breeding birds are present during the
- Coverage Time: One
- Trails/Paths: 2.5 miles of
paved pathways and sidewalks; a few footpaths and deer
- 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
- Howard County Recreation and Parks information