The next time the winter weather breaks, head to John H. Downs Memorial Park for some fresh air and quiet contemplation. The park is certainly a popular spot in the Spring and Summer for its fishing pier, pavilions, and playgrounds, but the grounds have plenty to admire all year long.
Bundle up for a hike along the trails, take a long bike ride, or bring your four-legged friends for plenty of space to roam and play. The dog beach is actually one of the more popular features of the park whether it’s cold or warm outside. Aside from the pooch play space, there is a picturesque pier over the Chesapeake Bay, picnic areas, and plenty of wildlife to admire. Visit the website to download a map of the park, or to learn about renting a pavilion for your next event. There is a daily fee to enter (pay by the car load) and you can also get an annual vehicle entry permit if you plan to make John H. Downs Memorial Park your go-to outdoor sanctuary this year.