meander a while in our wide open spaces

meander a while in our wide open spaces

The Carillon Bell Tower in Baker Park

bike your way to downtown frederick

bike your way to downtown frederick

Wheel Base—the Sunday morning riding group is ready to roll

take a break… enjoy the outdoors downtown

take a break… enjoy the outdoors downtown

Carroll Creek at dawn



Parks & Outdoors

Downtown Frederick is blessed with picturesque parks and great recreational opportunities. You will find beautiful places to sit and relax as well as areas to walk, run, bike, swim or play tennis. Each space offers something special for residents and visitor alike.


Baker Park

Located on the western edge of Downtown Frederick, Baker Park is one of the City’s premier parks. This 44 acre recreational space is the perfect place to work off the day’s energy or relax while enjoying great views of downtown. The park features tennis courts and athletic fields, playgrounds, a carillon, a lake, a public pool and much more. The park also serves as a prime location for many outdoor events such as summer concerts and seasonal celebrations.


Carroll Creek Park

Located in the heart of Downtown Frederick, Carroll Creek Park features brick pathways, water features, pedestrian bridges and a 350 seat outdoor amphitheater for outdoor performances. This linear park is lined with great places to eat, community attractions and residences.


The park began as a flood control project in the late 1970s. You can see the inlet to the flood control features which run under Carroll Creek Park in Baker Park, near Bentz Street and Carroll Parkway. 


The first phase of the park pedestrian improvements was completed in June 2006. Future improvements are planned to the portions of the park located to the east of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and to the west of Market Street. 


City Hall Park

This pocket park in front of City Hall, located at 101 N Court Street, features a center fountain with statues, brick pathways and benches. 


Diggs Pool

The William R. Diggs Memorial Swimming Pool is located in Mullinix Park along Carroll Creek (behind the County Court House and City Police Department). An access road off of West All Saints Street leads to Diggs Pool & Mullinix Park. This swimming pool is geared to young children with lots of water features. 


Dog Park

Downtown Frederick is a dog friendly community and the Dog Park is a great place to meet and greet dogs and their owners. The Dog Park is located at the corner of Bentz Street and Carroll Parkway. Registration forms can be downloaded from the City of Frederick's Recreation Department. 


East Third Street Park

Found at the corner of E Third Street and N East Street, this family-friendly park features a merry-go-round, spring animal, two swing sets, climber, see-saw and multi-use play unit.


Fountain Park

Along the northern edge of downtown at the corner of N Market and Seventh Streets, you’ll find Fountain Park, which features a center fountain and benches.


Laboring Sons Memorial Grounds

The Laboring Sons Cemetery served as an African American burial ground from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. It is known that at least 160 burials survive, although none are presently visible at ground level. City surveyors recorded the locations of the marked burials in the 1950s, which included many young children. It is believed that additional burials are present that were not marked at that time. 


A memorial ground was dedicated in 2003 in honor of those buried at the site. Today, Laboring Sons stands as a former cemetery as well as a historic and archaeological site.


Maas Park

This small park is located on West Second Street and features an abstract play structure, several benches, chess/checker tables and seats.


Memorial Park

At the intersection of Bentz and West Second Streets, you’ll find a park which memorializes Fredericktonians’ contributions to various historic events—including WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the D-Day Invasion. 


Mullinix Park

Located between Carroll Creek and All Saints, Mullinix Park offers playground equipment, benches, grills and more for a great family outing. Diggs Pool is located within Mullinix Park.


William R. Talley Recreation Center

The City of Frederick’s recreation center is located within Baker Park at the corner of Bentz and West Second Street. Inside you’ll find basketball courts, fitness equipment and more.