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Fort Smallwood Park

9500 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
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About Fort Smallwood Park

If you have not visited Fort Smallwood Park in a while, you will not believe the improvements we’ve made. Now is the time to gather up your family and come visit us again. On April 1, 2006 Fort Smallwood Park became the newest regional park in the Anne Arundel County Park System. Located on the Patapsco River, Fort Smallwood Park is a wonderful place to have a great time. On September 19, 2009 County Executive John R. Leopold officially dedicated the 380-foot fishing pier at Fort Smallwood Park "Bill Burton Fishing Pier". The previous pier was destroyed in 2003 by Hurricane Isabel. The pier enhances the park experience for fishermen, birdwatchers, and admirers of local scenery. The historic Cedar Pavilion has been renovated and is open to rent for groups up to 100 people. Fort Smallwood Park offers a wonderful playground area for children that is also handicapped accessible. Beginning the last week of February the “Hawk Heads”, a volunteer group of birdwatchers will start the annual raptor migration count. Fort Smallwood Park has been named an Important Bird Area by Audubon Maryland-DC. The public is welcomed to stop by and join in. The Department of Recreation and Parks created a master plan for the site to include recreational, cultural, natural and historical amenities. Follow this link to Fort Smallwood Park and Weinberg Park Master Plan.