Foxhill Park

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Foxhill Park
TypeUrban park
Location5001 Collington Road, Bowie, Maryland
Coordinates38°57′36″N 76°44′53″W / 38.959993°N 76.747947°W / 38.959993; -76.747947
Operated byMaryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
OpenAll year

Foxhill Park is a 45-acre park in Bowie, Maryland, operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.[1] It is adjacent to the Belair Mansion.

Woodward Pond[edit]

Woodward Pond
LocationBowie, Maryland[2]
Coordinates38°57′43″N 76°44′54″W / 38.9618880°N 76.7483909°W / 38.9618880; -76.7483909Coordinates: 38°57′43″N 76°44′54″W / 38.9618880°N 76.7483909°W / 38.9618880; -76.7483909[2]
Surface elevation128 feet (39 m)[2]

The park includes Woodward Pond, a man-made pond, also referred to as Foxhill Lake.[3] It is formed by the damming of an east-west flowing tributary of Collington Branch.[3]

Foxhill Park Bridge[edit]

Foxhill Park Bridge is an historic bridge over Woodward Pond and is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C.[3] The bridge is a five-span arch bridge made of concrete and faced with sandstone.[3]

Official historians believe the bridge most likely carried a private road or path to the Belair Mansion, the large estate which until 1958 contained the pond and the land that is now Foxhill Park.[3] Architectural evidence suggests that the bridge was built circa 1920.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Other Local Parks". City of Bowie. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Woodward Pond
  3. ^ a b c d e f Blair, Melissa (30 October 2009). "Determination of Eligibility Form" (PDF). Maryland State Archives. Maryland Historic Trust. Retrieved 5 May 2015.