For any reservations concerning the use of ball fields or cookout areas only, in Anacostia Park click HERE for an Anacostia Park Special Use Permit.
If you are planning an event that involves demonstrations, entertainment, foot races/walkathons, education/career fairs and training events, these may require a National Capital Region Special Use Permit.
If your activity does not fall within any of the descriptions above, contact staff at Anacostia Park for a determination. You can call at (202) 472-3884.
National Capital Region Special Use Permit applications may be requested by phone, mail, or in person at the National Park Service National Capital Region - Park Programs Office, 900 Ohio Dr. SW, Washington, DC 20242, phone (202) 245-4715, fax (202) 475-2216. Completed applications should be returned to the Park Program Office for review. Before any special event permit is approved the group requesting the permit may be asked to meet with National Park Service staff for a logistics meeting. In some cases an insurance bond may be required at the permitee's expense prior to approval. A $50 processing fee will be required. For further information and permits around the National Capital Region click HERE.
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