Krause Memorial Park

★★★★☆
  • 9217 Old Harford Rd

    Parkville, MD 21234

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  • 410-887-5300

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Baltimore County parks are open from sunrise to sunset

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Ok I have lived in the parkville area for only 7 years now and to the person who has been here for 50 years, u need to take a trip back to Double Rock Park because I was there yesterday with my son and niece and we saw several fish in the water only 5 minutes into the woods as we continued the fish became more abundant they are just difficult to spot but they're there. :)

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Ok I have lived in the parkville area for only 7 years now and to the person who has been here for 50 years, u need to take a trip back to Double Rock Park because I was there yesterday with my son and niece and we saw several fish in the water only 5 minutes into the woods as we continued the fish became more abundant they are just difficult to spot but they're there. :)

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I walk the trails of Double Rock Park almost every day with my dog.
The water looks clean, but it really isn't. And I have seen very small fish in the water. So they can live in this water.
I have also seen wildlife, including owls and once a black snake that must have been six feet long sunning itself on a felled tree.
There is some trash, but not tons. I think the Boy Scouts clean it up once in a while. And the kids aren't really a problem.

I love it there.

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★★★★★

I walk the trails of Double Rock Park almost every day with my dog.
The water looks clean, but it really isn't. And I have seen very small fish in the water. So they can live in this water.
I have also seen wildlife, including owls and once a black snake that must have been six feet long sunning itself on a felled tree.
There is some trash, but not tons. I think the Boy Scouts clean it up once in a while. And the kids aren't really a problem.

I love it there.

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My family has been this community for more than 50 years. This park has seen good times and bad. From hosting baseball and softball events to family picnics it has been a mainstay. Where things started to go downhill was when a local television station was hosting a "movie night" at the park. One of the worst things that Baltimore County could have agreed to participate in. That particular endeavor brought more traffic into this community than the streets could handle. Not to mention persons of questionable character and intent lurking in places where they shouldn't be. I spent a lot of time in and around the park and I have to say a few things to the fawning reviews of a few people. First, the water that runs through the park and its adjoining community does not contain any fish. Why? Well, number one, this water is part of a storm water management system (check with Baltimore County, it's called Stemmer's Run), which was designed to carry storm runoff away from populated areas quickly. I strongly caution you against casually wading or at worst swimming in this water. In storm conditions, this water is muddy and full of contaminants that are washed off roads. Hence the fish rumor is bunk. Fish can't live in water of such poor quality or keep their position when the water moves so quickly downstream (did I mention that my family has been here for more than 50 years?). We do however, have an abundant array of wildlife. I personally have seen red foxes, opossums, many species of birds and even bats during the summer (they do a good job at keeping mosquitos in check). Even reptiles such as frogs and snakes help to keep everything in balance. For the last several years, a pair of ducks has been roosting in the water behind my house. It's always a welcome sight to see such wildlife this close to the city, living quietly and flourishing. In all, this is a nice area to visit. Just remember that you are visiting someone else's home area and act appropriately.

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★★★☆☆

My family has been this community for more than 50 years. This park has seen good times and bad. From hosting baseball and softball events to family picnics it has been a mainstay. Where things started to go downhill was when a local television station was hosting a "movie night" at the park. One of the worst things that Baltimore County could have agreed to participate in. That particular endeavor brought more traffic into this community than the streets could handle. Not to mention persons of questionable character and intent lurking in places where they shouldn't be. I spent a lot of time in and around the park and I have to say a few things to the fawning reviews of a few people. First, the water that runs through the park and its adjoining community does not contain any fish. Why? Well, number one, this water is part of a storm water management system (check with Baltimore County, it's called Stemmer's Run), which was designed to carry storm runoff away from populated areas quickly. I strongly caution you against casually wading or at worst swimming in this water. In storm conditions, this water is muddy and full of contaminants that are washed off roads. Hence the fish rumor is bunk. Fish can't live in water of such poor quality or keep their position when the water moves so quickly downstream (did I mention that my family has been here for more than 50 years?). We do however, have an abundant array of wildlife. I personally have seen red foxes, opossums, many species of birds and even bats during the summer (they do a good job at keeping mosquitos in check). Even reptiles such as frogs and snakes help to keep everything in balance. For the last several years, a pair of ducks has been roosting in the water behind my house. It's always a welcome sight to see such wildlife this close to the city, living quietly and flourishing. In all, this is a nice area to visit. Just remember that you are visiting someone else's home area and act appropriately.

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My family has been this community for more than 50 years. This park has seen good times and bad. From hosting baseball and softball events to family picnics it has been a mainstay. Where things started to go downhill was when a local television station was hosting a "movie night" at the park. One of the worst things that Baltimore County could have agreed to participate in. That particular endeavor brought more traffic into this community than the streets could handle. Not to mention persons of questionable character and intent lurking in places where they shouldn't be. I spent a lot of time in and around the park and I have to say a few things to the fawning reviews of a few people. First, the water that runs through the park and its adjoining community does not contain any fish. Why? Well, number one, this water is part of a storm water management system (check with Baltimore County, it's called Stemmer's Run), which was designed to carry storm runoff away from populated areas quickly. I strongly caution you against casually wading or at worst swimming in this water. In storm conditions, this water is muddy and full of contaminants that are washed off roads. Hence the fish rumor is bunk. Fish can't live in water of such poor quality or keep their position when the water moves so quickly downstream (did I mention that my family has been here for more than 50 years?). We do however, have an abundant array of wildlife. I personally have seen red foxes, opossums, many species of birds and even bats during the summer (they do a good job at keeping mosquitos in check). Even reptiles such as frogs and snakes help to keep everything in balance. For the last several years, a pair of ducks has been roosting in the water behind my house. It's always a welcome sight to see such wildlife this close to the city, living quietly and flourishing. In all, this is a nice area to visit. Just remember that you are visiting someone else's home area and act appropriately.

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★★★☆☆

My family has been this community for more than 50 years. This park has seen good times and bad. From hosting baseball and softball events to family picnics it has been a mainstay. Where things started to go downhill was when a local television station was hosting a "movie night" at the park. One of the worst things that Baltimore County could have agreed to participate in. That particular endeavor brought more traffic into this community than the streets could handle. Not to mention persons of questionable character and intent lurking in places where they shouldn't be. I spent a lot of time in and around the park and I have to say a few things to the fawning reviews of a few people. First, the water that runs through the park and its adjoining community does not contain any fish. Why? Well, number one, this water is part of a storm water management system (check with Baltimore County, it's called Stemmer's Run), which was designed to carry storm runoff away from populated areas quickly. I strongly caution you against casually wading or at worst swimming in this water. In storm conditions, this water is muddy and full of contaminants that are washed off roads. Hence the fish rumor is bunk. Fish can't live in water of such poor quality or keep their position when the water moves so quickly downstream (did I mention that my family has been here for more than 50 years?). We do however, have an abundant array of wildlife. I personally have seen red foxes, opossums, many species of birds and even bats during the summer (they do a good job at keeping mosquitos in check). Even reptiles such as frogs and snakes help to keep everything in balance. For the last several years, a pair of ducks has been roosting in the water behind my house. It's always a welcome sight to see such wildlife this close to the city, living quietly and flourishing. In all, this is a nice area to visit. Just remember that you are visiting someone else's home area and act appropriately.

Pros: Place, community, wildlife

Cons: Outside Riff-Raff

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The other reviews failed to mention that it is also a dog park. I have been taking my dogs to this park for the past 18 years. They LOVE it there. I have made a lot of friends, human and dog, over the years. I call it my little 100 acre wood. It's a beautiful place.

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★★★★☆

The other reviews failed to mention that it is also a dog park. I have been taking my dogs to this park for the past 18 years. They LOVE it there. I have made a lot of friends, human and dog, over the years. I call it my little 100 acre wood. It's a beautiful place.

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When I was growing up Double Rock park was my favorite park. It's great. It's a hidden piece of country side buried in Baltimore county. Now there's trash where I used to rock hop. There are no swings because they were deemed 'dangerous'. The fun playground equipment has all been removed. Every time I go now it's a bunch of teenagers cussing loudly just hanging out. I'd think twice about visiting this location unless you go during the day while the majority of kids are hopefully in school.

PROS: Beautiful countryside
CONS: Too much trash, and not enough playground equipment

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★★★☆☆

When I was growing up Double Rock park was my favorite park. It's great. It's a hidden piece of country side buried in Baltimore county. Now there's trash where I used to rock hop. There are no swings because they were deemed 'dangerous'. The fun playground equipment has all been removed. Every time I go now it's a bunch of teenagers cussing loudly just hanging out. I'd think twice about visiting this location unless you go during the day while the majority of kids are hopefully in school.

PROS: Beautiful countryside
CONS: Too much trash, and not enough playground equipment

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Double Rock is one of the most beautiful parks in Baltimore. The trails are well-marked and safe, and are never crowded. In the summer when it is hot you can wade in the stream and play on the watefalls, just be careful not to slip! The water is super clean and in the deeper pools you'll find all sorts of animals and fish. There are also playground and ball fields where the Rec teams go to play - the concession stand is always open during these games and tyhey have some pretty good food. This park is very versatile and has something for everyone!

PROS: Beautiful, clean, well taken care of!
CONS: None!

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★★★★☆

Double Rock is one of the most beautiful parks in Baltimore. The trails are well-marked and safe, and are never crowded. In the summer when it is hot you can wade in the stream and play on the watefalls, just be careful not to slip! The water is super clean and in the deeper pools you'll find all sorts of animals and fish. There are also playground and ball fields where the Rec teams go to play - the concession stand is always open during these games and tyhey have some pretty good food. This park is very versatile and has something for everyone!

PROS: Beautiful, clean, well taken care of!
CONS: None!

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Double Rock Park feels like the countryside brought into the city. It is hilly and shaded and usually pretty empty of people. There are two nice playgrounds and several ball fields. You can reserve pavillions for a small donation. There are nice hiking trails that are usually uncrowded. Very nice park.

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Double Rock Park feels like the countryside brought into the city. It is hilly and shaded and usually pretty empty of people. There are two nice playgrounds and several ball fields. You can reserve pavillions for a small donation. There are nice hiking trails that are usually uncrowded. Very nice park.

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Double Rock Park is a shady oasis in the middle of Parkville, easily accessible from the city. There are two state of the art playgrounds, several ball fields, and well marked hiking trails. It's wooded, so cool for summer, and usually

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Double Rock Park is a shady oasis in the middle of Parkville, easily accessible from the city. There are two state of the art playgrounds, several ball fields, and well marked hiking trails. It's wooded, so cool for summer, and usually

 

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