Anne Arundel County, Playgrounds, Things To Do, Trails

Friendship Park (Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area at BWI Airport)

Friendship Park (Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area at BWI airport) 
1911 Dorsey Road
Glen Burnie, MD

Friendship Park is located at the WBNA trailhead at BWI airports observation area. This is a great spot to take kids to watch the planes take off and land! There is a small playground that has been recently renovated. No swings, so better for older toddlers and up. There are a few benches to sit and watch the planes, and some small grassy areas to lay out a blanket. There is not a lot of room to spread out here so I definitely recommend trying to avoid peak times. This is a very popular spot for biking so the parking lot is almost always busy and full. This is a great spot to spend a couple of hours – my girls love watching the planes, playing on the playground and walking on the trail. We always stop by our favorite donut shop, Carlson’s Donuts, on the way!

Carlsons Donuts 
7846 Telegraph Road 
Severn, MD 

🚽 Bathrooms 🚽: porta-potties 
👩‍👧‍👦Solo w/ kids?👩‍👧‍👦:Yes, but parking lot can be busy so can be tricky getting the kids in and out of the car. 🛒 Stroller friendly?🛒: yes
😷Covid-safe😷: not a ton of space to spread out so it can get busy on weekends or really nice days. 🅿️Parking🅿️: small (very busy!) parking lot that fills up quickly with people using the trail. 

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