About Us


Council Meetings

Our next Recreation Council Meeting is on

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:30pm.

The meetings are held in the Activity Room located

at the Essex Elementary School SRC, 

100 Mace Avenue, Essex, MD 21221.


Get Involved

If you are volunteering for any of the Recreation Council Progams please visit the Baltimore County website and complete the Volunteer Application process. Contact the program you are volunteering with for the access code you will need to complete the application. Thank you for helping!

Volunteer backgroung check information

helpful links


Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Inclement Weather Policy

Click on the link below for updated information from Baltimore County regarding inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Information

Concussion Awareness

Concussion information is available at

CDC Heads Up for Parents

Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks

Get to know our department

Mars Estates SUMMER PAL Program

Program includes sports, health education, billiards, table tennis, video games, board games and arts and crafts. 

June 24 - August 16

Children ages 8 -17 (proof of age required)


PAL Coordinator,

Wade Henninger 410-887-6422


1498 East Homberg Ave., Essex, MD 21221

Find out more about all Baltimore County PAL Centers