Western Regional Park

14800 Carrs Mill Road, Woodbine, MD 21723
  • Size: 160 acres
  • Habitat: Multiple highly diverse types: sediment ponds, mixed deciduous upland forest, brushy/weedy margins, a warm-season grass field, and short grass on soccer and baseball fields.
  • Best Months: Spring, late summer, and fall.
  • Coverage Time: From a few minutes to check the entrance pond to several hours to cover the entire park.
  • Trails/Paths: All pathways, including paved areas around fields, 2.75 miles; dirt trails through the woods 2.25 miles, mowed grass adjacent to playing fields, paved walkways in vicinity of some parking lots and athletic facilities.
  • Notable Birds: Cackling Goose, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, American Golden-Plover, Western Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Dunlin, Stilt Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Red Phalarope, Laughing Gull, Black-billed Cuckoo, Red-headed Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Philadelphia Vireo, Common Raven, Sedge Wren, Marsh Wren, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Summer Tanager, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Dickcissel.
  • Amenities: Restrooms May–Sept, portable toilets all year in several parking lots. Tot lot, soccer and baseball fields, a few picnic tables in central recreation area. Park facilities are still being developed.
  • Handicapped Access: Paved access to sports fields and buildings.
  • Operation and Hours: Howard County park, 7:00 a.m. to dusk except later when games are being played under lights.
  • Special Attractions: Sediment pond adjacent to entrance excellent for shorebirds; extensive short-grass habitat; some choice sparrow areas.
  • Howard County Recreation and Parks information
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Compiler: Bill Hill

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