Our Town: Lake Roland

Jonathan Wood ’11 is the park’s head ranger.

Jonathan Wood at Lake Roland

As the head park ranger at Lake Roland, Jonathan Wood’s office is more than 500 acres of trails, water and woods that are home to deer, coyotes, beavers, otters and a bevy of birds. The park, which is operated by Baltimore County, attracts more than 300,000 people a year. They come to fish, hike, canoe, kayak or simply picnic. “You’ve got diversity of history, nature and recreation here,” says Wood ’11. “You get a diverse population of people who come here as well, which is awesome.”

Jonathan Wood and Lake Roland