Latest news & announcements

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

PiYo returns to the Worcester County Recreation Center

PiYo, the newest fitness craze, returns to the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill this spring. 
PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga without straining your body. Classes begin April 6 and run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. This eight-week class is open to those age 18 and older for $35 per person.

Parking Restrictions in Place at Ocean City Senior Center for Water Tank Cleaning

Beginning Monday, March 21, 2016, parking in the western parking area next to the Ocean City Senior Center on 41st Street will be restricted through May 15 while crews work to clean and repaint an adjacent water tower. 

Those utilizing the center may continue to utilize the parking areas located to the north and northeast of the facility. 
For more information, contact the Ocean City Senior Center at 410-289-0824 or the Commission on Aging at 410-632-1277. 

Holiday Schedule for Worcester County Government

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Library branches, Liquor Control administrative offices and the Recreation Center, will be closed Friday, March 25, 2016, for the Good Friday holiday, and will resume standard hours of operation Monday, March 28. 

Shore Spirits retail liquor stores and the Liquor Control Warehouse will be open during standard operating hours. 

The Central Landfill in Newark will be closed Friday, March 25, but will be open Saturday, March 26. The Central Landfill is closed on Sundays.

Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Council Seeking Nominations for Prevention Honorees

Snow Hill, MD–The Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council is seeking nominations of individual adults, youth, or groups who have made outstanding contributions to drug and alcohol prevention or treatment. The awardees will be honored by Worcester County residents, elected officials, and Council members at the 25th Annual Drug and Alcohol Awards Reception and celebrating the 33rd  year of the Council’s existence. This will be held at the Worcester Career and Technology High School on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m.. 

Commissioners recognize Public Health Week

March 15, 2016, the Commissioners present a proclamation to Health Department Acting Prevention Director Mimi Dean recognizing the week of April 4-10 as Public Health Week in Worcester County and commending Health Department officials for providing quality medical care and meeting the health needs in the community. During Public Health Week the Worcester County Health Department will host its annual Tortoise and Hare Dare Walk/Run in Pocomoke on April 2 and host the annual Public Health Week Conference “Public Health: Working for Worcester” in Ocean City on April 6.