Thomas A. Dixon, Jr. Aircraft Observation Area

Scenic Lookout, Park, Playground
176 Dorsey Rd. (BWI Trail / Friendship Park)
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm
7:00am - 7:00pm


  • Watch planes land at BWI
  • If the parking lot here is full, head a little further east to Sawmill Creek park - just past I-97. Lots more parking and the bike trail can be picked up there via the connector to the B&A trail.
  • Park here (but early) to ride the BWI Trail (~10.2-13.1 miles).
  • Stop and get some ice cream and let the kids play or make it an affordable date.
  • Hang out here while waiting to pick up somone arriving @ bwi.
  • Airplane Park is awesome! Always great fun for both the kids and parents.
  • Go to watch planes lift off. Check out the Cancun Cantina near by too.
  • Best spot in the area to watch planes landing!
  • Beautiful area with a great kids play area and walking/running/riding trails. Bring the fam and enjoy
  • A great place to watch the planes, or to access the BWI trail. There's Port-A-Johns but no water, so bring your own in the summer.
  • Went today to watch planes....DID NOT SEE A ONE! SO DISAPPOINTED!
  • Small parking lot - was full. Better off parking down the street if you are riding bikes on the trail.
  • Great playground for the kids, and paved trails to walk/run/bike on. Parking is limited and can be a mess, especially on the weekends.
  • Weekdays or get there early for a parking spot ,)
  • Really cool place for a run!
  • Sitting on the benches in the shade is a great place to see the planes land and people-watch.
  • My grandson loves coming here. He plays with the other children. He likes watching the planes as they come in for landing.
  • Watch planes take off.
  • Wildlife watch for Virginia Opossum
  • Great place to bring you kids but it is ALWAYS crowded. Usually end up here for about a half hour or so then off to a less crowded Park.

Nearby places

BWI Trail (Loop around BWI Airport)
Bwi Commerce Park (at Dorsey Rd)