Latest news & announcements

Registration open for Worcester County Recreation & Parks youth swim lessons

Swimming is a great summer pastime. Since safety is key in and around water, Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) is offering youth swim classes at the Shad Landing pool in the Pocomoke River State Park in Snow Hill during summer 2016.

WCRP will offer three sessions of youth swim lesson, with each session lasting two weeks. Session One begins July 5, Session Two begins July 18, and Session Three begins August 1. Classes are designed for children ages three and up. The cost is $45 per child, per session, and financial aid is available to those that demonstrate the need.

April 23rd Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics with Worcester County

The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), will conduct Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ocean City Park & Ride Lot in West Ocean City. 

Worcester County is hosting HHW and E-cycling to commemorate and extend the Earth Day celebration, which takes place the day prior to our event.

Nominations being accepted for 2016 Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards

Volunteers make Worcester County a better place to live, work and visit. To honor volunteers whose contributions help improve the quality of life here locally, Worcester County residents are invited to nominate individuals, organizations and businesses for the 2016 Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards. The deadline to submit nomination forms is May 16, 2016. A recognition ceremony for all nominees will take place in August. 

Pickleball comes to the Worcester County Recreation Center

Worcester County Recreation & Parks is excited to offer Pickleball this spring at two different times. This drop-in program will be played indoors at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill.  

Tortoise and Hare Dare 5K is being rescheduled from April 2nd to the new date of April 16th

Spring may be in swing but the weather won't be cooperating this weekend. Due to rainy forecasts, the 19th Annual Tortoise and Hare Dare 5K is being rescheduled from April 2nd to the new date of April 16th. Sorry for any inconvenience but we still hope to see you there (and hopefully some sunshine will come along as well). If you have any questions please call 410-632-0056 or email regina.mason@maryland.gov.


Waterline flushing schedule in the Ocean Pines area

The Water and Wastewater Division of Public Works will begin its semi-annual program for flushing waterlines in Ocean Pines, River Run, Pennington Commons and other areas of the county during April. The purpose of this program is to remove any accumulated sediment from the lines and to ensure the hydrants are operational. Below are the proposed dates for the flushing of the waterlines. These dates are subject to change.


Week of April 4 - Sections 2, 3, 7, River Run, and Showell Elementary