Friday, July 10, 2020

Daily Field Status

Field Status Friday July 10 - All fields are currently open - if weather conditions change please cancel as needed at the fields.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

COVID -19 Update





From Carroll County Recreation & Parks – June 12, 2020

o    All department and recreation council youth sports gatherings and events may resume sporting and other customary operations as of 5pm on June 12, 2020 for outdoor activities and 5pm on June 19, 2020 for indoor activities. Parents and family may spectate at youth sports gatherings with appropriate social distancing.
o    All department and recreation council adult amateur and recreational sports and events may resume sporting and other customary operations but may not open to spectators or the general public as of 5pm on June 12, 2020 for outdoor activities, and 5pm on June 19, 2020 for indoor activities

Click below for an updated Return to Play Guidance information page and Maryland Department of Health Directive:




Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks and its volunteer recreation councils (and their volunteers) operate under the direction the DepartmentAs such, the department and its volunteers are agents acting on behalf of the Carroll County Commissioners when providing programs to the public and receive liability protection while serving in this role. This updated guidance and direction that was provided for the department and its recreation councils has been reviewed and approved by the local health officer, County Attorney and County Risk Manager.
We thank you for your patience as we all continue our efforts to return to play safely and responsibly.

Check out our calendar 
and Flier for upcoming events!!



Freedom Area Recreation Council
Program Flier

We are collecting information to get out to everyone soon as activities are beginning to start up again.  Any questions please email us at :

Friday, December 8, 2017


Looking for a place to hold that special party or planning for a fundraiser - 2 rooms to choose from? Consider the Freedom  Optimist Hall at 6315 Sykesville Road (Rt. 32) a facility with over 4,200 square feet( the larger room), plenty of parking, and can easily accommodate 225 people. Click here for additional information


Winter Inclement Weather Policy



 When Carroll County Public Schools are closed or close early due to weather or other emergency conditions, all Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks programs, which include Recreation Council Programs,  are cancelled for that day. For weekend/non-school days, once the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect for Carroll County, no Recreation & Parks activities, which include Recreation Councils, can take place.   Should the “Plan” be lifted any time during that day, all activities are still canceled for the remainder of that day.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

County Heat Policy & Thunder and Lightening Policy


HEAT:  Approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the activity, temperature and heat index reading should be taken at the site or from www.weather.com or a comparable source.  The following are recommended guidelines for coaches, program leaders and volunteers to follow with regards to Department sponsored youth activities:

Heat Index: 80-89              
Use caution; monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.

Heat Index: 90-104
Use extreme caution; remove helmets and other equipment if not involved in contact.

Heat Index: 105-129
Alter uniforms by removing items where feasible; practice should be shortened with low intensity & limited conditioning.

Heat Index: 130 & above

NO PRACTICES OR GAMES.  ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE RESCHEDULED FOR EARLY/LATE IN DAY OR AN ALTERNATE DATE WHEN HEAT INDEX IS LOWER. 

THUNDER & LIGHTENING POLICY

At the first sound of Thunder or the first sighting of Lightening - all activities are to be stopped and participates are to clear fields to a protected area and wait 30 minutes before activities are to resume.  Any additional occurrence starts the 30 minute count over.