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Dates: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
City / State: Bowie, MD
Event Name: Allen Pond and Blacksox Park
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 116886 2021/Y0390
Distance - Trail Ratings: 6/10 Km - 1A
Description: SP open M-F 5am-9pm, Sat 6:00am-9pm, Sun 6:00am-8:30pm. Bowie Town Center is pet friendly, and they are allowed on the trail. Pets must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after. Except for Service animals, pets are not permitted in the SP.
Amenities: Strollers: Easy | Wheelchairs: Easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: varies -see description
Location: Starbucks Coffee
Start Point / Driving Directions: 3924 Town Center Way, Bowie, MD 20716. I-95 (I-495/Washington Beltway), Exit 19A (Bowie)/US 50 E. Take US 50 6 miles to Exit 11 S (MD 197/Collington). Right at 3rd light to Town Center Way.*** From east, take MD 3/301 N or S, exit at MD 197 N (Rip's restaurant at intersection). Turn N on MD 197. Left at 3rd light to Town Center Way.***
***Left at 1st intersection at bottom of hill. Right to parking lot behind Aroma Restaurant and Lounge (coming soon). Walk through walkway to left of Aroma, turn left at sidewalk.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: This is a quiet walk on paved trails and sidewalks through a nice suburban community. It is rich in wildlife, including waterfowl and songbirds, and the occasional turtle. All walkers will pass the Bowie City Hall and Evergreen and Allen Ponds. The 10k trail also goes to Blacksox Park and past the National Capital Area Radio & Television Museum. Both trails finish back at the Bowie Town Center. There are dining opportunities in the mall to suit every pocketbook and taste. There are restrooms in Starbucks and at several locations on the trail during the warm months. Both trails lie entirely within the City of Bowie and Prince George's County. Fee for IVV credit or non-IVV is $3.00. Children 12 and under walk for free (IVV credit included) courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
Allen Pond Park is the City's premier, multi-use park. It is home to the Bowie Ice Arena, the Robert V. Setera Amphitheater, and the Bowie Skate Park. The park is also home to Opportunity Park, offering 100% accessible activities in preschool and school-aged playgrounds. Blacksox Park is primarily designed for baseball and softball, but also has playgrounds for all ages.
Located in a 1906 storekeeper's house, the National Capital Radio and Television Museum (ncrtv.org) explores broadcast history from the earliest days of wireless telegraph to the development of television. A fascinating collection of broadcast memorabilia includes depression-era cathedral radios, early televisions, transistors, and crystal sets. Hours are of operation are: Fri, 9am-4pm, Sat and Sun, 12noon-4pm. Admission is free.
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
Contact: Mike Quinlan  (See the my.ava.org Event Listing for further contact information.)
Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/