Blandair Regional Park is one of the county’s main sporting event venues. Three lighted synthetic turf multipurpose fields with press boxes and bleachers, two lighted synthetic baseball fields with bleachers, five lighted tennis courts with a shade structure, parking lots with electric vehicle chargers, paved walking trails connecting to the Downtown Columbia Pathway, and playgrounds are now available.
Turf fields, a playground, and bleachers can be found in Blandair’s West sector.
There are two major playground parts that are only a short drive or bike ride apart. The recently constructed Laura’s Place playground, located in the North Area of Blandair, is totally contained with a fence and includes play zones categorized by age: a Farm area, a Dinosaur area, and a Spaceship area.
It is a “Play-for-All” ADA-compliant playground with nonverbal communication boards. Visitors with and without mobility equipment easily navigate the playground thanks to the colorful surfacing.
There is also a section with three bocce courts, two croquet courts, and two horseshoe pits.
The free outdoor Challenge Course, located in the East, features obstacles. Set the timer and participate in Ninja Steps, the Vault Wall, the U-Turn Ramp, and more activities! Baseball grounds and tennis courts are also available in the East region.
Blandair Park has conveniently located one-third of a mile north of the intersection of Old Montgomery Road and Oakland Mills Road on Oakland Mills Road. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. till sundown. Water fountains are located around the park.
The park will be 300 acres when the last phase is completed. A skate park, basketball courts, pickleball courts, extra pathways, shade shelters, and parking are among the next phase enhancements.
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