Board of Parks and Recreation

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The Cecil County Department of Parks and Recreation, in strong partnership with the community, is committed to providing quality facilities, parks, programs and services in a professional, efficient manner that meets community expectations, enhances the quality of life and promotes community pride.

Vision Statements

  1. Develop strategically located County land into the first Regional Park in Cecil County to benefit citizens, schools and commerce. 
  2. Create a new and unique system of parks and trails in conjunction with County Municipalities.
  3. Re-assess existing programs and implement new as needed. 
  4. Meet the needs of the athletic community and school board with the development of synthetic turf multi-purpose fields for use by the community.
  5. Explore new and enhance existing partnerships, increase relationships with independent organizations and provide opportunities for sharing resources throughout the county.
  6. Represent the county, through the beautification of resources, effective management of activities and superior community relations.

Parks and Recreation Board Members are appointed by the County Council and serve a three year term. Meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Cecil Arena, 2706 North East Rd., North East, MD 21901 or in the Rising Sun Room of the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton, MD 21921.

Our Parks Board Members can now be reached via email at

If you have a project in mind, please fill out the project request form and submit to the Department of Parks and Recreation 200 Chesapeake Blvd. Suite 1200 Elkton, MD 21921



Term Expires

Don Harmer, Chairman



Matthew Morris, Vice Chairman



Bernie Brown



Jennifer Callaghan



Brian Morgan


Megan Coleman


Matthew Roberts

Board of Education Representative

George Patchell, Councilman


Cecil County Councilman Ex-Officio Member

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2017 Parks Board Meetings Dates and Locations, meetings begin at 5:30 pm.

Jan 17th, Rising Sun Room

Feb 21st, Cecil Arena

Mar 22nd, Rising Sun Room

Apr 18th Cecil Arena

May 23rd, Rising Sun Room - Cancelled

Jun 20th, Cecil Arena

Jul 18th, Rising Sun Room

*Aug โ€“ no meeting

Sep 19th, Cecil Arena

Oct 23rd, Rising Sun Room

Nov 21st, Cecil Arena

*Dec โ€“ no meeting


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