Park Hours, Closures and Holiday Schedule


Holiday Hours 

County offices will be closed Monday, December 26 and Monday January 2 for the observed Christmas and New Year's holidays. 

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Kings Landing Park, and Flag Ponds  Nature Park will be closed Sunday, December 25. They will be open regular hours (see below) on other days.

Other Natural Resources Parks will be open Regular Hours

Nature Park Hours

Regular Hours Labor Day 2022 through Memorial Day 2023

Flag Ponds Nature Park

NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed.
Last entry 1 hour before park closes
Beach & pier close 1  hour before park closes.

Park entrance fees will be collected daily.
Regular Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kings Landing Park 

Last Entry 1 hour before close.
Pier closes 1/2  hour before park closes.
NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed.
Regular Hours:  Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp - As of 12/5, trails have reopened. Nature Center and outdoor animal exhibits remain closed until further notice due to fire in the Nature Center.

No Pets Allowed
Last entry 1/2 hour before close. 
NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed. 
Regular Hours  Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday: 1-4:30 p.m.
Due to damage from the fire phones are not working. If you need to reach the center please call Flag Ponds Nature Park at 410-586-1477 and leave a message. A staff member will return your call as soon as possible. 

Other Natural Resources Facilities: 

Information on other Parks & Recreation Facilities (district parks, Hall Aquatic Center, Chesapeake Hills Golf Course, etc.)