Park Rules and Regulations

Please abide by the following rules when visiting Pine Valley Park and Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center. These rules are intended to secure the fullest enjoyment of the facilities for our visitors. The commission of offenses under local ordinances or state law shall be cause for arrest.

Protect our natural resources

  1. Remain on designated trails to protect woodland habitat and prevent erosion to vulnerable hillsides. 

  2. Be respectful of all wildlife and habitats.

  3. Trails are reserved for foot traffic only.

  4. Do not litter. Pack it in, pack it out. Dispose of trash in the cans provided near the porta-pottys and in each pavilion. 

  5. Camp fires are prohibited without prior permission.

  6. Vehicles are restricted to designated roads and parking areas only.

  7. The pond and streams provide habitats to precious wildlife and therefore are not available for boating or swimming.

  8. Catch and release fishing is permitted in our pond.  

Protect your park experience

  1. Be considerate of others and do not use excessive noise. Fellow park goers usually wish to experience and enjoy the sounds of nature. 

  2. Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances are prohibited on park property.

  3. Pets are welcome and must be on a physical leash at all times. Please use bags and trash cans provided to clean up after your pets.

  4. Weapons or firearms, hunting, trapping or endangerment to animals are not permitted on park property.

  5. Camping or lodging prohibited without prior permission.

  6. Structures, plants, and natural features may not be removed, damaged or defaced.

During your visit, contact Manchester Parks Foundation at 410-374-3395 or explore@charlottesquest.org with park-related concerns or questions.

In the case of an emergency, please call Manchester Police Department at 911 or 410-239-6900.