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Route 18 Park

Admission Fee

Free General Admission

Features

  1. AED
  2. Baseball / Softball Diamond
  3. Concession Stand
  4. Football Field
  5. Lacrosse Field
  6. Picnic Tables
  7. Playground
  8. Restrooms
  9. Soccer Field
  10. Trails

This 51.6-acre park located outside of Centreville is home to 1.5 miles of paved walking trails surrounded by open space, with manicured grass and landscaped areas highlighted by flowers and trees. Park benches offer a place to sit to enjoy the quiet surroundings along the trail. Parking at the sports complex allows trail access along several points. In summer months, families can enjoy our new Story Walk experience, created in partnership with Queen Anne’s County Library’s Summer Reading Program. The picture books are rotated monthly, so be sure to visit again for a new story, displayed page by page along our trails.

Three multipurpose grass athletic fields can be rented for official soccer and lacrosse games, practices or utilized for pick-up games by the public. This Park is also Home of the John Selby Sports Complex, which includes two lit ball diamonds and two unlit ball diamonds, one of which is 90 feet.

Park features also include: a concession stand surrounded by benches, a new playground area recently renovated in 2022, and a bathroom building. The bathroom building is open from April to November, with portable toilets available November through March.

The Park also serves as the headquarters of the Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation Department. Park hours are dawn to dusk, with the office being open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Feel free to stop in for information on programs that Recreation offers, as well as brochures for our Public Landings.

 History:

Nicknamed “Big Slat,” John W. Selby compiled a 15-4 record as a pitcher for the Washington College baseball team, where he played for four seasons. Selby was a member of the Washington College Hall of Fame, the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, and the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame. The commissioners voted in 2007 to dedicate the complex to Selby in recognition of his lifelong love of youth sports.