Latest news & announcements

Worcester County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries and   Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 19.

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open Monday during standard hours of operation.

For more information on hours of operation, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.


Get Fit with Adult Fitness Classes at Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Adult Fitness classes are being offered by Worcester County Recreation and Parks this spring. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis, class space is limited. These classes are a great way to stay fit and active:

Early Bird Morning Fitness, open to those ages 45 and older, includes a variety of activities of cardio, strength balance, and floor workouts. Early Bird Morning Fitness will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 - 9:40 a.m. The program will run January 11 to April 2.

Registration Open for Homeschool Gym at Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) is offering Homeschool Gym for those ages 5 to 14 this winter season. Children of all skill and fitness levels are invited to have fun and keep their bodies moving. The aim of WCRP professionals is to help participants improve their physical fitness skills, enjoy a variety of recreation activities, and build their confidence in a structured, noncompetitive environment while socializing with peers.

Worcester County Government Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedules

The following Worcester County Government (WCG) offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 24-25, 2020, and Friday, January 1, 2021, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays: the Worcester County Government Center and Cape Isle of Wight satellite offices, Worcester County Recreation Center, the County Library, Central Landfill in Newark, and the Home Owner Convenience Centers in Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill.

All Recreation Programming Suspended Beginning December 21, 2020


Throughout this pandemic, the Worcester County Recreation & Parks Department has continued to follow the protocols and advisories from the Governor and local Health Department.​

In the most recent address, Thursday, December 19, Governor Hogan issued an advisory, refraining Marylanders from attending indoor gatherings of more than 10 individuals at one location.

Worcester County Library Receives Beanstack Grant for Teen Reading Program

Funds will provide $1,000 in prizes for teen readers

Worcester County Library has been selected as a recipient of a $1,000 Beanstack Black Voices Microgrants. We’re excited to share this news and what it means for our community!

As you may know, the library partners with Beanstack to power reading challenges, especially the Summer Reading Program. Beanstack has offered these microgrants to help the library create our own program to promote diverse books and encourage reading among local teens.

Celebrate the Season at the Worcester County Ice Rink

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) staff members are thrilled to announce the December hours for open skating on the synthetic ice rink at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill. 

Worcester County Emergency Services Urges Residents to Prepare for Winter Storm

December 15, 2020, the National Weather Service is calling for a winter storm, with a mix of snow, ice, heavy rain, and hazardous winds of 30-40 mph beginning Wednesday morning through early Thursday morning for the Lower Eastern Shore. Secondary roads and sidewalks could become slippery. Minor coastal flooding is possible. Power outages due to sustained winds and the likelihood of downed trees are anticipated with this storm.

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges residents to take the following precautions now: