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Maryland State Government Natural Resources Police
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401
Tracing its beginnings to 1868 and the creation of the state Oyster Police, the Natural Resources Police is the oldestMore state-level law enforcement agency in Maryland. The  role of the Natural Resources Police is to see that laws pertaining to conservation, boating and criminal laws are abided by throughout the state of Maryland. The force leads programs on hunting and boating safety and serves as the leading law enforcement agency in state parks and all land owned by The Department of Natural Resources. Colonel George F. Johnson IV serves as the current superintendent of the force, which is made up of almost 300 officers. The Natural Resources Police are headquartered in Annapolis in the Department of Natural Resources Tawes State Office Building. 
Truxtun Park
273 Hilltop Ln, Annapolis, MD 21403
Spanning more than 80 acres, Truxton Park is the city's main park, housing the new Roger W. Pip Moyer Recreation Center.More In addition, it is home to the Penguin's Swim Team and a skate park. The park is equipped with benches, picnic tables, two playgrounds and nature trails. It also includes 12 tennis courts, three baseball fields, five basketball courts and a boat launch.
Quiet Waters Park
600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
Quiet Waters was a farm that was sold in 1987 to Anne Arundel County and opened as a park in 1990. Quiet Waters offers aMore host of activities for all interests with 6 miles of trails and 340 acres of gorgeous park land. Open seasonally, Paddle or Pedal offers hourly and daily rentals of kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, row boats, rowing shells and bicycles. There is a fee to enter the park (per vehicle) with discounts for the disabled. Annual and lifetime passes are also available.  If you are looking for a place to hold a party, picnic, business meeting or wedding, Quiet Waters can accommodate this and more with pavilion rentals. 
Sandy Point State Park
1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21409

Sandy Point State Park is a Maryland state gem and a perfect spot for a family outing or group get-together. TheMore park, which is more than 786 acres long, features swimming beaches, including a section that is staffed with life guards during the summer. After a swim, enjoy a picnic lunch in the park's grassy area, which includes grills, a playground and both basketball and volleyball courts.

Situated on the northwest shore of the Chesapeake Bay, boat lovers won't be disappointed. The park's marina features 22 boat launch ramps. There is also a fishing pier next to the boat ramps. Nature lovers can take a walk along the park's Symbi Trail. And if you're looking for a place to host your family reunion, child's birthday party, or other event, ask about reserving one of the park's 12 sheltered picnic pavilions.

 

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