Sandy Point State Park Playground

Playground with a View

By Darla Winstead and Sarah Anderson June 24, 2021

The newer playground at Sandy Point State Park is the perfect location for you to enjoy bay views while your little ones burn off energy.  It is near the beach, bathhouse, snack bar, and large parking area.  There are playgrounds scattered throughout the state park but this forest and ocean themed play area (pictured above) is a must.  It has climbing structures, slides, a crab shack playhouse, benches for resting, and a turtle (sculpture) your children will want to "meet."

Restrooms:  A bathhouse with restrooms, showers, and a large changing room is located near the beach.  Port-a-potties are available during the off season.

Parking:  Very large parking lots are close to the playground and throughout the park.

Also at the park:  

  • Swimming beach - The sandy beach is about a mile long.  A portion of South Beach has lifeguards from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, weekends & holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 
  • Snack bar (open seasonly)  
  • Interpretative programs (seasonally) for visitors of all ages. Call the park office at 410-974-2149 for information.  A nature center is currently under construction.
  • Boat launch
  • Trails 
    • Symbi Trail - located by the first picnic area on the right after entering the park   
    • Blue Crab Trail - short trail near the small craft parking lot 
    • Corcoran Tract - located in the northwest section of Sandy Point State Park and includes 4-miles of trails  

Park Address:  1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis     At the western edge of the Bay Bridge just off U.S. Routes 50/301 at exit 32.  

Park Website:  Sandy Point State Park

Park Hours:  7 a.m. to dusk, year-round and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mid-November - January 2 due to Lights on the Bay program

Day Use Admission Fees:  

  • May 1-September 30 - Weekends and holidays: $5/person & Weekdays: $4/person
  • October 1-April 30 - $3/vehicle 
  • Fee waived for veterans