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Kinder Farm Park

1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, MD 21108
Phone: (410) 222-6115
Daily Vehicle Entry - per vehicle $5.00

Kinder Farm Park is located on Jumpers Hole Road, Ĺ mile south of East West Blvd. and approximately one mile north of
the Benfield Blvd. traffic light.
Take Route 50 to I-97 North. ∑ Take Benfield Blvd. exit. ∑ At the end of the exit ramp, turn left at Veterans Hwy and then an
immediate right onto Benfield Blvd. ∑ Go approximately two miles and turn left at the Jumpers Hole Road traffic light. ∑ Go
one mile north. The park entrance is on your left.
From West, East or South Baltimore ∑ Take I-695 to I-97 South (Annapolis/Bay Bridge). ∑ Exit 14A to Route 100 East
(Gibson Island). ∑ Exit 16A to Route 2 South (Ritchie Hwy - Pasadena) ∑ Stay in far right lane. ∑ Right at first traffic light
(Jumpers Hole Road). ∑ Proceed for 2.1 miles. ∑ Right at Kinder Farm Park Road (Main Entrance).
Horseback riding is permitted at Kinder Farm Park on our unpaved trails. A small parking area for horse trailers is
provided for your convenience. Please call the park office at (410) 222-6115 to schedule your visit.

Equestrian Use Policy at Kinder Farm Park
Kinder Farm Park believe that this use can continue provided a few common sense rules are followed. The last thing that
we wish to happen is for a thoughtless act to cause this resource to be made off limits to equestrians. The following will
help to ensure that a long and satisfying relationship between the equestrian community and Kinder Farm Park can
* Park hours are from 7:00 a.m. until dusk daily. All visitors must be out of the park at the posted closing time.
* Riding is limited to horses, ponies and mules. Carts and wagons are not permitted. Make sure your horse has the
temperament and training for riding on congested public trails. Busy multi-use trails are not the place for schooling green
* Trailers must be parked in our horse trailer parking lot. Ask the gate attendant for the combination to that gate. Please
close the gate behind you when entering or exiting the horse trailer area. Do not clean out your trailer in this area. It is
also used by our local youth groups for camping.
* Ride only on the unpaved surfaces of the park. We have several miles of unpaved trails for you to enjoy. Interactions
between equestrians and pedestrians, bicycles, in-line skaters and other wheeled vehicles on our paved trails and roads
may lead to serious harm to either or both parties.
* Riding on the park's athletic fields is prohibited. Riding on those fields will cause turf damage and may lead to field
user injuries.
* Riding in any crop or agricultural areas is prohibited.
* Refrain from riding in the park's day-use areas. These include the playgrounds, pavilion areas and picnic areas.
* We recommend against cantering or galloping your animal. Kinder is home to dozens of groundhogs and their holes
are throughout the park.
* If your horse needs to relieve himself, step off the trail, or kick the droppings off the trail. We appreciate and expect
you to clean up after your animal, the same as every pet owner. Please be courteous and remember that by cleaning up
after your horse, you are helping to keep the park clean and safe.
* Remember that other trail users may not be familiar with horses or their reactions to new experiences. Your horse
may be another trail userís introduction to horses, what you do is a reflection of the local horse community. Cheerfully
answer questions about your horse. You are an ambassador for the entire equestrian community.
Failure to adhere to these rules will cause your expulsion and the loss of your riding privileges in the park.