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It's time to break out the beach balls, bathing suits, and barbecues--it's summer!
Whether you're traveling to the beach or visiting a favorite national park, road trips are when family memories are created. But before your family climbs behind the wheel, check out the editor's list of places to play.

City Park, located at 501 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, is often called "America's second most beautiful municipal natural park." The park's centerpiece is a 50-acre lake, home for more than 250 waterfowl. It also contains the Jonathan Hager House, Mansion House Art Center, and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. There are also fitness trails available.
Claude M. Potterfield Pool has an Olympic-sized pool with a 50- meter section, a new waterslide, two 1-meter diving boards and separate wading pool for younger children. Open through Labor Day weekend, the facility is handicap accessible, and located at 730 Fredrick Street.
Fairgrounds Recreation Park, a 68-acre park located at 351 N. Cleveland Ave., is a great place to spend the day. The City of Hagerstown celebrates the Fourth of July with concerts and a fireworks display here. With an ice rink, sports fields, BMX track, walking trails, and picnic areas, the Fairgrounds Recreation Park is the place to play!
Family Recreation Park offers the best in family fun! Driving range, go-karts, Jr. rides, batting cages, snack bar, game room, miniature golf, pavilion parties, and much more. On Route 40 between Hagerstown and Boonsboro, Family Recreation Park is the place to be this summer!
Hager Park on Frederick Street, Hagerstown, has plenty of open grassy fields, softball fields, playground equipped for any age child, restrooms, rocky gardens, and a newly reconstructed pavilion with picnic tables and grills.
Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run was built in 1932 by private individuals who could not afford the new country club. This par 34, public 9-hole course offers a competitive round of golf which includes distinctive par 3's and 4's, while giving golfers the option of walking or riding. The 2,550-yard course has lovely mountain views seen from holes #1 and #8. Hole #2 is a par 5 and 488 yards. Hole #5 is thought to be the most challenging green because of the blind fairway shots. The golf course is located on Cleveland Avenue, Hagerstown.
Municipal Stadium is the home of the Hagerstown Suns. The Municipal Stadium seats over 6,000 and is equipped with dugouts, concession stands, restrooms, offices, and press box. With baseball games just about every weekend, the Municipal Stadium is a fun place to be!
Pangborn Park is a beautiful park complete with a fishing pond, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, softball field, picnic pavilions, and formal gardens. Pangborn Park is located at 530 Pangborn Blvd., Hagerstown.
Staley Park is a quaint little park behind Claude M. Potterfield Pool on Frederick Street, Hagerstown. Staley Park is small but it offers visitors a serene atmosphere within the city. With open grassy areas there's room to run. A small bridge crossing a stream of water takes visitors to a gazebo for resting in the shade.
Washington County Regional Park on Mt. Aetna Road near Black Rock Golf Course, offers pavilions for picnicking and group gatherings, playground equipment for every age child, soccer fields, softball fields, and plenty of open grassy fields.
Wheaton Park offers free concert series June through August annually. Events are canceled in the event of rain. Wheaton Park is located on Sumans Avenue off North Street in downtown Hagerstown.
Yinglings Golf Center: Whether you're a beginner or an experienced golfer, you are sure to find our professional staff, 18 hole par three course, and complete golf pro shop to be just what you are looking for. And it doesn't end there! Yinglings driving range, batting cages, and miniature golf activities will keep you in the swing of things throughout the year. Yinglings Golf Center is located at 20220 Jefferson Blvd. Hagerstown.

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