Waterworks Park

260 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD 21401


Waterworks Park is a recreational area operated by the City of Annapolis and managed by the City’s Recreation and Parks Department. The 600-acre park is one of the few open space resources in the Annapolis area that provides the public with hiking, biking, a place to picnic and fish. There are miles of nature trails and a picnic pavilion.

At Waterworks Parks, there are three freshwater fishing ponds for catch and release fishing only. Additionally, no outside fish may be brought into the park and released into the ponds. To fish, you must have a valid Maryland Non-Tidal Fishing License that can be purchased at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources service center in Annapolis.

Future plans are to create a makerspace at Waterworks Park, and with that, making  accommodations for more parking on site. Waterworks Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Please treat the natural  surroundings with respect. Please visit the park’s website for additional rules and regulations.

Hours of Operation

Open daily year-round from dawn until dusk by permit only.


City of Annapolis resident permits: Monthly $10, Quarterly $30, Annual $100

Anne Arundel County resident permits: Monthly $15, Quarterly $45, Annual $125