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Fort Smallwood Park, Pasadena

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Fort Smallwood Park is a county park in northeastern Anne Arundel County near Riviera Beach and Pasadena, Maryland, United States. It is located on the outer Patapsco River as it meets the Chesapeake Bay.

On April 1, 2006 it became a regional park in the Anne Arundel County Park System, after being transferred from the Department of Recreation and Parks of Baltimore City after extensive decades-long negotiations. On September 19, 2009 County Executive John R. Leopold officially dedicated the 380-foot (120 m) fishing pier at Fort Smallwood Park "Bill Burton Fishing Pier", named for the long-time Baltimore Sun outdoorsman/reporter and columnist. The previous pier was destroyed in 2003 by Hurricane Isabel. It provides a view of the Sparrows Point plant of Mittal Steel Company (formerly owned by Bethlehem Steel Corporation), one of the largest steel manufacturing complexes in the world.
Fort Smallwood Road (Maryland Route 173) leads from Patapsco Avenue and Pennington Avenue in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay in southern Baltimore City across Curtis Creek, past the U.S. Coast Guard Yard through the Arundel Cove-Hawkins Point area to Riviera Beach and Pasadena coastal communities across Stony Creek to the old fort and park.
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  • went to the pier with a friend who is in a wheelchair we went fishing together park was clean and orderly well ke[pt caught a lot of catfish going again this Friday fishing is awsome this time 
    went to the pier with a friend who is in a wheelchair we went fishing together park was clean and orderly well ke[pt caught a lot of catfish going again this Friday fishing is awsome this time  more »
  • The park rangers were so helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They really made the day for our family. 
    The park rangers were so helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They really made the day for our family.  more »
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  • Beautiful park with bat views. Lots of port a potties and restrooms. I'm not from the area but my husband is he said that the park has really come up. We went fishing here and it was great. Even got. Glimpse of the beach area.
  • My parents use to take us there when we were small but then it was closed. Now the work that was done there is do beautiful. It's such a gorgeous place and being by the water so peaceful . The kids loved the play areas, it was so clean, I liked the fact that you saw the park Rangers driving around to make sure everyone was safe. The price to get in is well worth it.

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