August 16, 2009
Adult basketball leagues The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registrations for its fall basketball leagues. Play begins Sept. 6. The $570 fee includes an eight-game regular season schedule, single-elimination playoffs, game officials and awards. Registration deadline is Friday. Men's leagues are on Sunday mornings and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evenings. Men's over-30 league runs Tuesday evenings. Women's league play takes place Thursday evenings and the co-rec league on Wednesday evenings.
September 13, 2008
Manamus Willie Gregory, a retired city Department of Recreation and Parks manager and longtime West Baltimore resident, died Tuesday of lung cancer at a sister's home in Woodlawn. He was 62. Mr. Gregory was born in Baltimore and raised on Thomas Avenue. He was a 1963 graduate of Douglass High School. From 1964 to 1965, he served in the Job Corps before going to work for the city Department of Recreation and Parks. Mr. Gregory was a manager at Druid Hill Park until his retirement in the late 1990s.
May 31, 2008
Wanda S. Durden, a former official at a government contracting firm who previously served as an interim director of Washington's parks department, was nominated as the director of Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks yesterday. Durden, 40, would replace Connie A. Brown, who retired from the position in February. Durden most recently worked as the senior director of operations for Motir Services Inc. in Washington. "The Department of Recreation and Parks is a vital, vital tool to help us with some of the systematic issues that impact us," Mayor Sheila Dixon said.
May 23, 2008
Healthy day slated June 1 Healthy Howard Day, a day of outdoor physical activities, health education and screenings, will be held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. June 1 in Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Games, crafts, performances and a Healthy Kid Zone specifically designed for children are also planned. The event is presented by We Promote Health and supported by County Executive Ken Ulman, the county school system, county Health Department, county Chamber of Commerce, county Department of Recreation and Parks, Howard County General Hospital, the Columbia Association, the Y of Central Maryland and the Horizon Foundation.
April 23, 2008
The Blandair Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Department of Recreation and Parks Headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. This is a regular meeting. The public can attend, but testimony from residents will not be allowed. Blandair is a 300-acre county-owned parkland with portions on both sides of Route 175 in east Columbia between Thunder Hill Road and Tamar Drive. Work on restoring the 19th-century Blandair mansion began in 2006, and plans call for the park to include athletic fields and a natural setting with pedestrian and pike paths.