Latest news & announcements

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:

Worcester County Library Launches WiFi Hotspot Lending Program

Program expands internet access for job seekers and students

Worcester County Library announced the launch of its mobile WiFi hotspot lending initiative, expanding free internet access to patrons beyond its five public service locations. Hotspots will be available to borrow at all five branches; if all hotspots are checked out, adult patrons (18+) may place a hold via the online catalog. The hotspots will check out for thirty days at a time.

Worcester County Government offices, Libraries and Recreation closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27, 2020


Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) and all five branch libraries, will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2020 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the libraries and WCRC will be closed Saturday, Nov. 29.

The Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Home Owner Convenience Centers (HOCC) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26. Standard hours of operation at these facilities will resume Friday, Nov. 27.

Celebrate the holidays in Worcester


Maryland’s Coast is open and supporting local businesses for the holidays. Our coastal communities – Berlin, Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill – invite you to light up the holidays with them, as they unveil safe and welcoming activities that capture the season’s magic.

Stroll Berlin, and enjoy the downtown window displays starting November 27. There’s a special mailbox to Santa for youngsters to send wish lists directly to the North Pole. Each child will receive a reply and complimentary sweet-treat coupon.

Worcester Health offering no-cost COVID-19 testing this fall

Snow Hill, MD– The Worcester County Health department is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm on Friday, November 20 at the Worcester County Commission on Aging Facility (4767 Snow Hill Rd, Snow Hill, MD 21863). After Friday’s clinic, additional testing will be available every Monday 12:30 pm-3:30pm at the same location.

Eligibility criteria for testing includes: