Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park offers a variety of natural and recreational activities throughout its 236 acres. Downs Park offers more than five miles of paved and natural trails, including a self-guided nature trail. The park also has a childrens playground, 4 handball courts, 2 ball fields and 3 basketball courts available to visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Downs Park has three large pavilions which each accommodate approximately 100 persons and one small pavilion which hold approximately 50 people. A Wedding Garden, a Youth Camping Area and the Chesapeake Room are available for rent. For fees and availability, call the park office at (410) 222-6230.
The park property has a rich history which has been preserved by the Downs Park Historical Society. Volunteer groups include the Friends of Downs Park, Garden Volunteers, Volunteers-in-the-Park and the Downs Park Quilters Guild. Entry fees are charged for vehicles entering the park. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.