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Winter Place Park / Wicomico Equestrian Center

Encompassing more than 377 acres, Winter Place Park is Wicomico County's largest park facility and is broken into four components. The first of which is many wooded acres providing fantastic walking and cross country trails. A picturesque community park makes up the second portion. And the Winter Place property is also home to the Wicomico Equestrian Center and the East Salisbury Little League. This park is accessed easily from Route 50 and the Route 13/50 Salisbury Bypass.

Facility Amenities:

Community Park:

  • Two Softball Fields / Soccer-Lacrosse Fields
  • Two Sand / Beach Volleyball Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Permanent Concessions and Restrooms
  • Playground Equipment and Pavilion
  • Parking for 200+ Vehicles

Equestrian Center:
Located just minutes from downtown Salisbury Maryland, the Wicomico Equestrian Center is Delmarva's premier equestrian facility. Situated on 17 acres of land in Winter Place Park, the Wicomico Equestrian Center's main horse barn offers 34 stalls furnished with knotty pine walls and rubber flooring. Three large rings, one of which is sand, complete with jumps and dressage fencing. The facility offers an intergrated sound system, event registration building and parking for numerous horse trailers and vendors.

Since 1993, the Wicomico Equestrian Center has opened its doors to horse enthusiasts from all over. Local equestrian events draw from a large demographical area and offer a variety of disciplines. Wicomico Equestrian Center rents it's facility to groups who wish to have an equestrian or agricultural events as well as sponsors it's own array of horse activities.

  • 17 Acre Horse Park with Access to Trails and Woods
  • Two Grass Rings and One Sand Ring
  • Permanent Stabling On Site with Space for Additional Temporary Stabling
  • 48 Permanent Horse Stalls
  • Ample Parking
  • Plenty of Spectator and Vendor Space
  • Turnkey Horse Show Operation

East Wicomico Little League:

  • Four Field Little League Baseball Complex
  • Parking for 200 Vehicles
  • Permanent Concessions and Restrooms
  • Playground Area
  • Press Boxes at Each Field

Fun Facts:

Built in 1968, the Wicomico Equestrian Center (formerly Winter Place Farm) was the most opulent horse farm of its time. This facility was written up multiple times in publications like Sports Illustrated and the New York Times and hosted countless equine champions.

Each April, Winter Place Park is home to the Pork in the Park Barbeque Festival which is one of the ten largest barbeque competitions in the United States, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. In 2007, this event drew more than 15,000 visitors to Winter Place Park in Salisbury Maryland.