Parks & Recreation

Comm Park
The Town of Thurmont Streets and Parks Department maintains passive and active parks and recreational areas for your enjoyment.  The Thurmont Community Park (see photo above) is the site of many large events throughout the year.  If you need to report a concern in one of the parks, please call the Thurmont Municipal Offices at 301-271-7313.  All parks are open from sunrise to sunset, unless posted otherwise.  All parks are patrolled by the Thurmont Police Department. Thurmont's parks and associated amenities are listed below.
  
Facilities
Community Park
21 Frederick Road Thurmont, MD. 21788
 
Basketball
Fitness trail
Grills
Horseshoes
Pavilions (Permit Required)
Softball/Baseball Field (Permit Required)
Tennis
Playground

East End Park
804 East Main Street Thurmont, MD. 21788

Softball/Baseball Fields 1 - 4 (Permit Required)
Pavilion (First Come, First Serve)
Playground
Dog Exercise Area 

Eyler Road Park
15 Eyler Road Thurmont, MD. 21788

Football/Lacrosse Field (Permit Required)
Soccer Fields (Permit Required)
Ice Skating
Pavilion (First Come, First Serve)
Volleyball
Playground 

Mechanicstown Square Park
1 North Church Street Thurmont, MD. 21788

Benches
Chess / checker board tables
Fountain
Gazebo 

Memorial Park
116 East Main Street Thurmont, MD. 21788

Community concert series
Benches
Memorial honoring Thurmont's military veterans 

Woodland Park
702 Woodland Avenue Thurmont, MD. 21788

Benches
Grills
Picnic Tables
Playground 

Pleasant Acres Park  
36 Pleasant Acres Drive Thurmont, MD. 21788
          
Playground
Open Play Area

Ice Plant Park
104 Spalding Alley Thurmont, MD. 21788

Playground
Open Play Area
 
Pavilion & Athletic Field Reservations
For pavilion and athletic field reservation information, call the Thurmont Municipal Offices at 301-271-7313, extension 205, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (except holidays).

The Thurmont Trolley Trail
The Thurmont Trolley Trail is a .716 mile trail installed over the former trolley tracks that serviced Thurmont in the 1900’s. The Town of Thurmont also acquired and displays one of the trolley cars that was once utilized in Thurmont’s history. The building that was once used to house all the electrical components that operated the trolley sits at the beginning of the trail on East Main Street.  The Town of Thurmont and the Thurmont Lions Club has installed murals on the building depicting the history of Thurmont (see photo below). From 1908 to 1954, Thurmont was the "end of the line" for the trolley system that traveled from Frederick to Thurmont. During its hay day in the 1920's, the Hagerstown and Frederick Railway (H &F) carried 3.8 million people per year. However, with great strides in the world of transportation, the demands for the trolley dwindled and the H&F made its final trip to Thurmont in 1954 and the tracks were removed. The existing trail begins at the historical trolley car and promotes a glimpse at Thurmont’s historical transportation services. Today, the trail is heavily used by residents and visitors for hiking, jogging, biking, and enjoying nature.
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