Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center

  1. Current Parks and Recreation Openings and Closings

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Fountain Rock Park is Frederick's first environmental park on 22.5 acres of historical, ecological and family-friendly land. Fountain Rock is listed with the Maryland Historical Trust. This year, Fountain Rock Celebrates 30 years since Alice Nemitsas first proposed her plan to the County Commissioners.

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Park Amenities

  • Boardwalk
  • Fire Ring
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Lime Kilns
  • Nature Center
  • Play Equipment
  • Quarry
  • Trails
  • WiFi in the Nature Center

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Contact Us

  1. Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center

    8511 Nature Center Place
    Walkersville, MD 21793
    Ph: 301-600-4460

    Park Hours

    Year Round
    8 a.m. - Sunset

    Nature Center Hours

    Walk-Ins / Public
    Saturdays: 10 am - 4 pm
    Sundays: 1 - 4 pm

    Registered Groups
    Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Saturday and evening programs are available upon request. A 30-day notice is required for all registered groups.


    New Year's Day
    Easter Day
    Independence Day
    Thanksgiving Day through Sunday
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day