PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Jan. 30, 2018 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners voted Jan. 23, 2018, to extend winter park hours at Dunkirk District, Hallowing Point and Cove Point parks.

The parks, which are open mid-November through mid-March from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m., will now be open during those months from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Feb. 5, 2018. Summer hours of operation will remain 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The decision to extend winter hours came after the Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation conducted a survey to identify community needs and determine residents’ preferences on the parks’ opening and closing times. The survey received 366 responses and the majority of responders preferred the parks stay open longer.

“Based on the survey results we saw there was a need for a change in hours and we are thrilled the board put the resources in place to be responsive to our constituents,” said Department of Parks & Recreation Director Shannon Nazzal.

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