Four Rivers Heritage Area

Four Rivers, one of Maryland’s state heritage areas, is an established heritage tourism destination on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore. With Annapolis, Maryland’s historic capital city, as its “crown jewel,” the Four Rivers Heritage Area stretches from Sandy Point State Park at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, through southern Anne Arundel County, to Rose Haven at the Calvert County line. Framed by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and by Route 2/Solomons Island Road on the west, Four Rivers reflects Maryland’s rich historic, cultural, and natural legacy.

College Manor

College Manor is a family-oriented residential community located on the Broadneck Peninsula in Arnold, Maryland, a few miles northeast of Annapolis. The neighborhood was developed in the early 1980s and is laid out as a series of cul-de-sacs with just one entrance/exit, thereby eliminating any concerns about drive-through traffic. There are 140 detached two-story single-family homes, generally built in the Colonial style. Neighborhood amenities include beautiful tree-lined streets, sidewalks, and a large recently-updated community playground with play equipment, picnic tables, park benches and a hiking trail through the adjacent wooded area.

The Friends of Quiet Waters Park

The Friends of Quiet Waters Park is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 and duly registered in the state of Maryland. The objective of the Friends is to support the operations of Quiet Waters Park – an Anne Arundel County Park – and to receive and maintain funds and real and/or personal property and apply such assets to:

*the operation, preservation, development, and enrichment of Quiet Waters Park
*furthering public education, awareness, research, interest in, and appreciation for the history, ecology, environment, and recreational aspects of Quiet Waters Park
*sponsoring affiliate organizations to facilitate the above named objectives
*engage in any other activity, as may be desirable, in support of the above named activities

Broadneck Park

Rec park logoBroadneck Park is located at 618 Broadneck Road in Arnold and is open all year from sunrise to sunset. The park features: Walking/Jogging Trails, an Exercise Course, Biking, Baseball/Softball Fields, Multipurpose Fields, Playground, Picnic Area, Pavilion (can be reserved), Concession Stand, Restrooms, off leash Dog Park, the Andy Smith Equestrian Center, and the Noah’s Ark Wildlife Rescue Center.

Broadneck Park Information
618 Broadneck Road
Arnold, MD 21401
Park open all year from sunrise to sunset.
(410) 222 – 7317 General Information

Panoramio has a good arial view of the park.

Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County

 Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel CountyThe Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County makes it easy for individuals, families, and groups to volunteer. We can assist you in finding a volunteer opportunity that utilizes your knowledge, skills, and positive energy. We want to help you to help others!

Here are a few examples of how the Volunteer Center has been connecting people with opportunities to serve others in Anne Arundel County: helping children in danger of dropping out of school by recruiting tutors and mentors for more than 40 local programs; By Recruiting over 300 volunteers and joining forces with 60 agencies for County Executive Leopold’s Annual Homeless Resource Days which provided each year more than 400 local homeless individuals and families, or those at risk of being homeless, with medical care, substance abuse resources, mental health counseling, housing and job assistance, and much more; sending volunteers to community assistance programs, food banks and shelters because financial stress and unemployment can lead to psychological despair and homelessness.

The Volunteer Center invites you to share your giving heart with your neighbors and your community by supporting volunteering.  In these challenging times when our community is more dependent than ever on volunteers, the role of the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County in mobilizing volunteers is more crucial than ever!


The Point-O-Woods community is located in Arnold, Maryland and was originally built in 1983 by Ryland Group, Inc. The neighborhood includes 45 town home condominiums situated approximately five minutes from the Chesapeake Bay. Point-O-Woods was one of seven communities built under the umbrella of the Bayneck Recreation Association within the beautiful acreage of Bay Hills. Wooded areas surround our communities providing a private secluded feel while nearby amenities include shopping, schools, golf, parks, and libraries for most daily conveniences.

SPCA of Anne Arundel County

spcaThe mission of the SPCA shall be to serve as the leading private nonprofit organization within Anne Arundel County which exists to protect animals from acts of cruelty and neglect.

To promote humane care and concern for animals by educating the public and by working to end pet overpopulation.

To provide shelter and rehabilitation to animals in need.

To work for the passage and enforcement of laws which promote and provide for the humane treatment of animals.

Maryland Seafood Festival

MARYLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVALSandy Point State Park will again be the host site for the 43rd annual Maryland Seafood Festival, a tasty and entertaining tradition, with music, great food, exhibits, arts and crafts, and featuring The Capital’s 20th Crab Soup Cook-offand the Department of Natural Resources’ Maryland Fishing Challenge Featuring Diamond Jim Award Ceremony. This family fun and feasting event is expected to draw 20,000+ visitors from the all across the mid-Atlantic region.

The Maryland Seafood Festival is a rich tradition in the State and has been held annually for 40+ years, with the most recent 30 years being held the weekend after Labor Day at Sandy Point State Park.

That tradition has been built around a safe, family friendly environment showcasing the great seafood that Maryland has to offer while bringing people from all over the East Coast in the off season.

Live music performances, local charities selling delicious treats, creative craft booths, not to mention everyone’s seafood favorites, guaranteed fun is had by all!