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 pond.
  • Best Months: Spring and fall.
  • Coverage Time: 1½ to 4 hours.
  • 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, Lincoln's 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 facilities.
  • 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 farmhouse.
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Compiler: Nancy Magnusson

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