700 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air, MD 21014

410-638-4072

About Us

The Parks and Rec Woodshop is an all volunteer operated recreation council, where members come to pursue their hobby of woodworking.

The Parks and Rec. Woodshop is a non-profit organization that aims to promote the craft and tradition of woodworking by providing a well-maintained place for its members to come together, to share a space, tools, and ideas as they work on their projects.  

We always have a foreman on duty, and their primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of our members by making sure they are familiar with the machines they want to operate. Our foremen are veteran woodworkers who volunteer their time because they love woodworking, and they love sharing their woodworking knowledge. 

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All skill levels are welcome to join the Woodshop but, some basic woodworking knowledge is recommended. A great way for members to learn new skills is by asking questions while working on their projects.

There is an annual membership fee of $100, which includes unlimited access to the shop during its established hours, along with use of our extensive list of stationary and portable tools.   


Joining

Joining

Becoming a member of the Parks and Rec Woodshop is easy! 

  • You must be at least 18 years old to become a member and basic woodworking knowledge is recommended. 
  • The annual membership fee is $100, which includes unlimited access to the shop during its hours of operation, along with use of our extensive list of stationary and portable tools.
  • Your first step should be to visit the woodshop to get a tour. No appointment is necessary, just stop by. At this time, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and see what the woodshop is all about. If you are interested in joining, ask the Foreman on duty to give you a registration form to complete. Your yearly membership fee will be due at that time. Your year begins on the day you join.
  • FEE: $100 for 12 months.  
  • Active duty military personnel (with proper I.D.) $25/year. 
  • PAYMENT: We accept cash and personal check. Checks must be made payable to Parks and Rec Woodshop.

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Hours & Holidays

Hours of Operation

Monday &Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 am-8:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday: 1st & 3rd Sat from *Sept-April from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

*Begins on the 3rd Saturday in September thru & including the 3rd Saturday in April 

Holidays

The shop is closed on all Harford County Government holidays, which include:

New Year’s Day: Tuesday, 1/1/2019

Martin Luther King Day: Monday, 1/21/2019

Presidents Day: Monday, 2/18/2019

Memorial Day: Monday, 5/27/2019

Independence Day: Thursday, 7/4/2019

Farm Fair: Monday-Saturday, 7/22 thru 27/2019

Labor Day: Monday, 9/2/2019

Veterans Day: Monday, 11/11/2019

Thanksgiving: Thurs, 11/28 & Fri, 11/29/2019

Christmas: Sat, 12/21/19 -Thurs, 1/2/2020

Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, our foremost concern is the safety of Foremen and members. In the case of inclement weather or the threat thereof, please note:

  • If Harford County Public Schools are closed, the Woodshop is closed.
  • If Harford County Government is closed, the Woodshop is closed.
  • If Harford County Public Schools open LATE, the Woodshop will open at NOON.
  • If Harford County Government opens LATE, regardless if schools are open or closed, the Woodshop will open at NOON. 


If inclement weather strikes or is forecasted to begin during normal hours of operation when Harford County Public Schools are already closed, such as for a holiday break, or an in-service day:

  • If Harford County Government is closed, the Woodshop is closed.
  • If Harford County Government opens LATE, the Woodshop will open at NOON. 
  • If Harford County Government is open all day, we reserve the right to close the Woodshop early as a safety precaution.
  • If in doubt, you can also call the Woodshop, at 410-638-4072, to see if someone answers.

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