Located approximately 21 miles southwest of Baltimore in Prince George's County, Maryland, is Laurel. Laurel is home to more than 25,115 residents and has plenty to do, including The Gardens Ice House skating facility, eleven city parks, three community centers, and The Laurel Roller Skating Center.
Although the city of Laurel is only 4.33 square miles, you don't have to worry if you're looking for ways to pass the time. There is so much to do in Laurel you don't have to drive to Baltimore, Silver Spring, or College Park to have fun. Read on for the best places in Laurel to unwind and have a good time. Whether you live in Laurel or are just visiting from out of town, here are ten places you're guaranteed to have a good time.
This 30.2-acre park runs parallel to the scenic Patuxent River and offers 1.5 miles of paved paths, grills, and three picnic pavilions. You'll also enjoy the open play areas, beautiful wetland area and historic dam ruins which make this the perfect place for a picnic lunch in the park.
Discovery Community Park
This 1.5-acre neighborhood park has a lot for kids to do, including an open area with grass for running around or playing games and a playground. It is a nice place to play kickball or Frisbee.
115 million years ago, dinosaurs walked the same ground this park is located on. Today, you and your family can help paleontologists and volunteers search for real pieces of real bones and fossils from the early Cretaceous period. There is also an interpretive garden on the site.
Granville Gude Park
This 29-acre park features two lakes, a lake house with a snack bar, picnic pavilions and tables, grills, playground, horseshoe pits, and open play areas. You can take advantage of the boat dock with paddle boat rentals or take a gentle stroll around the lake on 1.25 miles of trails.
This scenic overlook of the Patuxent River is the perfect place to set up a lawn chair or a blanket and relax near Riverfront Park by the Laurel Municipal Pool. There are benches, picnic table seating, and a canine water fountain.
Fairland Regional Park
Nestled on more than 150 acres of parkland, this is a lovely place to walk and clear your mind. There is a playground, baseball and lighted softball fields, and trails. This is also the home of The Gardens Ice House and The Fairland Sports and Athletic Complex (offering swimming, gymnastics, tennis, racquetball, weight training, and more).
This 1.1-acre community park has swings, a seating area, picnic area, and a tot-lot. There is also a Skate Park with ramps, rails, and steps for skateboarding or rollerblading.
Supplee Lane Recreation Area
This lovely park has plenty of open space making it a great place to sit and read or be active. There is a playground, two pavilions, lighted tennis courts, two full-size soccer fields, two baseball diamonds, two full-size basketball courts and a football field with lights. You'll also find access to the reservoir and a boat release.
Maryland City Park
This is a beautiful park to bring your dog for a walk or run. In addition to the dog park, there are big, open fields here as well as trails and a playground. Don't be surprised to find folks searching for Pokemon here either.
Scott's Cove Recreation Area
This is a great place to bring your family. It is the perfect fishing spot or ideal for boating and kayaking. There are picnic tables and grills, plenty of benches, trails, and a boat ramp. You can walk the trails and birdwatch, catch catfish in the lake, or drink in the impressive view of the cove.
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