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Scenically located between the South River and Harness Creek, Annapolis’ Quiet Waters Park is a haven for those seeking tranquility in this city known for its high quality of life. Visitors have the opportunity to take a relaxing stroll on trails that wind through forests and along grassy fields. Families can enjoy the children’s playground and have a picnic within 340 acres of gorgeous parkland. During the spring and summer, park rangers and volunteers lead interpretive nature programs regarding the environment and outdoors for both children and adults.

Overview

When you visit Quiet Waters, start at their Visitor Center, where three art galleries showcase the work of the top local and regional artists. The current Art Gallery Show, featuring the Easton Working Artists Forum & Christian McCarroll and Colin Lacey, will run through April 2, 2017.

There are six outdoor pavilions made available for event rentals. The Blue Heron Center, an indoor facility, is a popular venue for parties, weddings, and business conferences.  Other locations suitable for weddings are the South River Overlook and the James Lighthizer Gazebo, which sits next to a pond.

Visitor reviews of the park on TripAdvisor give Quiet Waters Park an impressive average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Many described the scenery as beautiful, and a veteran called it “the best park ever.” Several remarked on how much they enjoyed ice skating during the winter. One happy visitor commented that it was a great place for a “walk, a ride, a boat rental and family fun.” Dog lovers raved about how the pet areas were so large, clean, and well maintained.

Quiet Waters Park Details

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to dusk every day, except Tuesdays, when it is closed.

The Galleries in the Visitor Center are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, except Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

Parking Fees:

Daily Vehicle Parking – $6.00 per vehicle

Daily Vehicle Parking Fee for Physically Challenged – $5.00 per vehicle

For More Information: QUIET WATERS PARK

An Inn Near Tranquility

Quiet Waters Park is less than three miles away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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