Friends of Fort Howard Park

UpdatedSaturday May 19, 2018 byTim Dodge.

Program Chairperson:  Raymond Scott (

Program Facebook Page:  FOFHP

Description:  The Edgemere Sparrows Point Recreation Council has initiated a program called Friends of Fort Howard Park. The intent of the program is to improve the park grounds, expand the range of activities, and to make visitors aware of the historical significance of the property.Some of the proposed enhancements for the park include historical panels at each of the surviving gun batteries, guided walking tours, marked trails and volunteer service opportunities.  If you are interested in finding out more about Friends of Fort Howard Park or if you have suggestions for other ways to improve the park, please contact the program committee at 410-887-7529 or email at

The first project the program took on was the posting of a historical panel in the park's bulletin board. We got it designed, printed, approved by the council, and posted in December. It describes the purpose and construction of the fort as an army coastal defense installation back at the turn of the last century.We'd like to erect similar panels at various locations in the park highlighting the gun batteries and other aspects of the fort's history.  Click on the files below to see some of the panels and the Fort Howard Park walk-thru guide.


Battery Harris PDF.jpg
Battery Key pdf.jpg
Do It Yourself Tour Guide Updated (5.19.18).pdf
Fort Howard History (5.19.18).pdf
IMAGES of FORT HOWARD (5.19.18).pdf