Howard County Conservancy

  • 10520 Old Frederick Road
  • Woodstock, MD 21163

The Howard County Conservancy is a local, non-profit focused on environmental education preservation. The Conservancy was founded by a group of local citizens in 1990.  Our mission is to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy for future generations and model responsible stewardship of our environment. The Conservancy's 232 acres are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk and feature over 5 miles of hiking trails, a beautiful native plant garden, a hawk watch station, and some adorable animal residents. 

The Nature Center is open Monday-Saturday (Spring, Summer, Fall) and Monday-Friday (Winter) from 9am to 3pm. 

Attractions - General Info
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Days & Hours of Operation: Grounds are open daily dawn to dusk
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Gift Shop/Shopping On Site:
  • Pet Friendly:
  • Public Restrooms:
  • Seasonal Days & Hours of Operation: Nature Center Hours: Spring, Summer, Fall: Monday-Saturday, 9am-3pm, Winter: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Dining
  • Off-Premise Catering Available:
  • Motorcoach Parking: 1
General
  • Sneeze Guards/Contact Barriers:
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage:
  • Mobile Payments Accepted:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Gudelsky Environmental Education Center, built in 2005, includes a 2,400 square foot event room, caterer's staging area, balcony, and expansive terrace with a nature center and conference room on the lower level. The Center features sustainable and environmental-friendly building with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 2400
  • Total Sq. Ft. 4400
  • Reception Capacity 150
  • Space Notes The facility rental includes use of the event room, balcony, caterer's staging area, tables and chairs: 15 – 60” round tables, 8 – 6’ rectangular tables, 6 – 36” round dual-height tables, 150 natural wood padded chairs, 100 plastic/metal chairs, 20 ft. screen, internet access, 2,000 sq. ft. partially covered exterior deck and Honors Garden See brochure under 'Large floor plan file' for rates. Contact rentals@howardnature.org for more info.
  • Theatre Capacity 200
  • Banquet Capacity 150
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
Event Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2400
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 40
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Nature Center Classroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1539.5
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 412
  • Theater Capacity: 20
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 20