Schooley Mill Park
Size: 192 acres
Habitat: Wooded stream valley along
the perimeter, open fields in the interior beyond
the soccer fields, large beaver pond, sediment
Best Months: Spring and fall.
Coverage Time: 1½ to 4
Trails/Paths: Mulched trails through
the woods (1.96 miles), mowed paths around and
through the open fields (2.48 miles), paved
walkways to the athletic fields.
Notable Birds: Cackling Goose,
Northern Bobwhite, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron,
Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon,
King Rail, Virginia Rail, Sora, Alder Flycatcher,
Common Raven, Northern Shrike, Philadelphia Vireo,
Golden-winged Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler,
Mourning Warbler, Lawrence's Warbler, Summer
Tanager, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow,
Amenities: Restrooms, portable
toilets adjacent to the riding ring. Tot lot,
horseback-riding ring, and equestrian jumping
field, tennis and basketball courts, baseball,
soccer and football fields, picnic
Handicapped Access: Paved access to
sports fields and buildings.
Operation and Hours: Howard County
park; 7:00 a.m. to dusk (or as posted).
Special Attractions: A beaver-created
wetland and Marlow House, the restored