Parks & Recreation

The Town's many parks and playgrounds are places for children to meet friends, families to spend time together outdoors or just a chance to sit under a shade tree.

Neighborhood Parks

Meekins Park - Located behind the houses on Bland Drive across from Meekins Drive and behind the houses on Indian Head Ave., across from the end of Leslie Drive. Tot lot play equipment and youth basketball hoop.

Francis and Gladys Simmons Park - Dedicated in 2009 to Francis and Gladys Simmons. Playground, picnic area with tables and grills, baseball backstop and benches, and basketball hoops.

Public Parks

The Village Green Park and Pavilion is located at 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head Hwy and sits on 9.5 acres of open space. A covered out-door stage faces the South lawn area.  Perfect for festivals, large gatherings and outdoor concerts.

The 85 x 89 foot multipurpose room is the center of many community activities and private gatherings.  Suitable for wedding receptions, dinner theaters, dinners, dances, anniversary/birthday celebrations, conferences, meetings and training sessions. Equipped with a full kitchen facility for use by private caterers, as well as  a full-sized stage – perfect for entertainment, live dance, musical and stage performances. Ample seating capacity of 265 for parties/celebrations and 400 theater-style for meetings/conferences. Set-up of tables and chairs is included in the rental usage fee.  Applicants are responsible for providing their own decorations, table coverings, tableware, kitchen/serving equipment and utensils. Handicap accessible restrooms and ample parking.

The Pavilion is shown by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Weekend appointments are not available.

Mattingly Park: Located at the end of Mattingly Ave. This newly expanded park with pavilion, buffers the Mattawoman Creek from the residential development and provides a playground and areas for picnicking, boating and fishing. The pavilion is available for use by the public, and is available at a first come first serve basis at this time.  Canoes, bicycles and kayaks are available for rent from Up the Creek Rentals, located near the dock.   The park is open during daylight hours and closes at dusk. Indoor bathroom facilities are available April 1st - October 31st during operational hours.


Charlie Wright Park:  Located at 101 Dr. Mitchell Lane, this athletic park boasts 2 soccer fields, 2 little league baseball fields, one regulation baseball field and a practice football field area. Adjacent to an elementary school which allows evening use of playground and basketball facilities.  Field use by permit only. For more information, please call 301-932-3470

Additional Parks in Charles County