Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. The Department operates dozens of parks, recreation centers, and swimming pools throughout the county.
Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks is primarily responsible for the provision of a comprehensive system of recreational programs for county residents and the preservation of valuable land in the form of more than 140 parks and sanctuaries. Specialized recreational facilities, including a swim center, golf course, baseball stadium and softball complex, programs such as school-age childcare and therapeutic recreation and more than 8000 acres of land fall under the department’s jurisdiction. The department’s open space includes community parks, Greenways, archaeological, environmental, and historical preserves, and large regional facilities occupying several hundred acres of land.
A professional staff of park rangers, naturalists, environmental specialists, and athletic and recreational planners provide leisure activities for citizens of all ages.
Detailed program information is available in the Department of Recreation and Parks’ program guide and web site. The program guide is published four times a year and distributed to all Anne Arundel County libraries and schools. The program guide and web site list seasonal recreational and sports programs, summer camps and activity centers, special events, information on school-age childcare and regional county parks. A vast array of county league and community sports is available as well. Children and young adults with disabilities can also enjoy enriching activities through therapeutic recreation programs.
To learn more about the other Anne Arundel county parks and the many recreational programs that are available, please visit, www.aacounty.org/RecParks