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  • Tick Alert

    Greenbelt Park has issued a tick alert. Ticks have been spotted on park staff and visitors. Please use precautions such as tick repellant. Click the following for more information on Ticks and tick prevention More »

  • Fire Danger High Warning

    The park is under a fire danger high warning. There are very dry conditions. Please be aware of any wind conditions that could carry ashes from your contained fire in the grill. As always, please make sure your campfire is completely put out!

  • Greenbelt Ranger Station near the campground will reopen in mid April

    The Greenbelt Ranger Station near the campground will reopen seven days a week 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. starting for National Park Week. (April 19-27) The Greenbelt Park Headquarters will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Be A Junior Ranger

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Learn how to become a Greenbelt Park Junior Ranger

Apply now to become a 2013 Greenbelt Park Junior Ranger.

Greenbelt Park is an 1100-acre forest featuring ten miles of trails, picnic areas and a campground with 178 sites. Jr. Rangers will participate in nature hikes and learn about animals, plants and water.

The session is Monday June 17 through Thursday June 20.
This session is for 8 to 12 year old children. Each day is from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

Applications for the 2013 Junior Ranger program are available at the Greenbelt Park Headquarters, Greenbelt Park Ranger Station.
Pre-registration is mandatory and we will review all applications and contact applicants of approval to the program approximately five to six days before the start date.
This program is free of charge.


Each National Park conducts its Junior ranger program in different ways due to staff and other factors.

Our goal here at Greenbelt Park is to provide a learning experience and promote appreciation and understanding of the environment. As a Junior Ranger you will learn to “preserve and protect our nation’s natural and cultural resources for the education and enjoyment of future generations”.

Activities in correlation with the program are intended to engage participants in the National Park experience.

At Greenbelt, we conduct Junior Ranger day camps in the Summer.

We are also expected to introduce a new Junior Ranger booklet in Fall 2013.

The new booklet was designed by the Student Conservation Association Junior Ranger Ambassador.

Click on this for more information on Junior Ranger programs throughout the National Park Service.

Kids click on link for Web Ranger- Explore and become a National Park Service Web Ranger! It was updated recently with new activities and ways to explore National Parks.

It's a blast!

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Help Prevent Forest Fires
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The Summer 2011 Junior Rangers worked on an activity with Ranger Alford
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Here are the 2011 Junior Rangers giving a program on Chesapeake Bay watershed education

Did You Know?

a picture of cars and tent trailers in the Laurel Picnic Area

Tents and trailers used the Holly and Laurel Picnic Areas before the Greenbelt Park campground was built. The camping areas in Greenbelt Park, Maryland were constructed in 1965 and 1966 as a part of Mission 66.