Recreation Commission (Term: 4 years – 7 members)

James Bogden             May  2026
Danielle Cudone         April 2026
Rosie Granillo              May 2025
Frank Rhodes               February 2024
Harold Somerville       July 2022
Nathaniel Woodrow    February 2024
Dwight Zilinkas            April 2026

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The Chestertown Recreation Commission is comprised of seven members who help to provide recreational opportunities and programming for the citizens of Chestertown.

Recreation Commission – Minutes & Agendas

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Town Charter – Chapter 30: Recreation Commission

Pursuant to § 17(d) and (rr) of the Municipal Charter for the town, there is hereby established a Recreation Commission. This Commission shall consist of seven persons serving without pay, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by at least two Council members. (excerpt from the Charter of the Town of Chestertown). Read more…

Recreation Commission meetings now available on the Town YouTube channel.

Parks Brochure
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Recently Completed Projects

Current & Future Projects

  • New playground equipment will be coming soon to Carpenter Park in the Washington Park neighborhood
  • Developing an overall Parks and Recreation Plan for the Town
  • Developing a plan for Bailey Park
  • Kayak rentals will be available on the waterfront in the Spring
  • Researching a community trail to connect Carpenter Park with Coventry Farms
  • Surplus playground equipment from Worton Elementary School will move to Chestertown
  • Considering installing lights at the Gateway and Carpenter Park basketball courts
  • Working with Kent Co to extend the Wayne Gilchrest Rail Trail to Worton and potentially beyond
  • Moving towards construction of the Waterfront Heritage Trail along the Chester River

Organizations & Partners

The following organizations have impact on or are impacted by our park activity:

Chestertown Parks & Playgrounds

Explore the natural beauty of Chestertown and surrounding Kent County by visiting one of our many parks or riding along one of our bike trails. Chestertown is a welcoming location for all visitors, even the four-legged variety who can enjoy our dog park!

Visit the Kent County Parks & Recreation website to see all the parks and facilities in Kent County.

Join Us!
Anyone wishing to serve on a Commission or Committee should send a resume to Town Hall (118N Cross Street, Chestertown, Maryland 21620) with a cover letter indicating which Commission or Committee that they would like to serve.
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