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    Greenbelt

    Park Maryland

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Plan Your Visit

University of Maryland Football Weekends-
September 14- vs West Virginia, October 4 vs Ohio State, October 18 vs Iowa, November 15 vs Michigan State
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a picture of a RV in the Greenbelt campground
a picture of a RV and a tent in the Greenbelt campground
 
Welcome to Greenbelt Park, NCP-East.

We are located at 6565 Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt, Maryland.

We are just twelve miles from Washington, D.C.

For our neighbors who live and work in the Greenbelt area, we are their "backyard" national park. The places where they camp, walk the dog, picnic, go for a run, or bring their kids to explore nature and a taste of the trails.

The park also attracts visitors from across the country and around the world, which are drawn here by the recreational opportunities, stunning natural beauty, and the campground which is open all year round.

Where else can you experience a night of camping so close to Washington, D.C for $16?

If you have a question about the park or its resources, are planning a visit, or just plain curious, we hope our website will help you find whatever you are looking for - and perhaps offer up a few surprises along the way!

We welcome your interest and hope to see you in the park sometime soon.

Click here for a schedule of events in the park

For the weather in Greenbelt
 

Greenbelt Park is a part of National Capital Parks East.

Discover the other parks of National Capital Parks East.

Each site that makes up National Capital Parks - East has much to offer the visitor. From quiet walks in the forest or along the river to the loud boom of cannon fire to winter ice skating. You will find that you can't visit just one.

Anacostia Park
Baltimore-Washington Parkway
Capitol Hill Parks
Carter G. Woodson Home NHS
Civil War Defenses of Washington - Fort Circle Parks
Fort Dupont Park
Fort Foote Park
Fort Washington Park
Frederick Douglass NHS
Greenbelt Park
Harmony Hall
Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
Langston Golf Course
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
Oxon Cove Park/Oxon Hill Farm
Piscataway Park
Sewall Belmont House and Museum



 
a picture of the Greenbelt Park Mt Velo practice bicycle races
The Wednesday night Mt Velo practice bicycle races that take place in Greenbelt Park.
 
picture of the Greenbelt Park entrance
Photo of the Entrance sign for Greenbelt Park.
NPS Photo
 
A visitor enjoying a walk in the Fall colors of Greenbelt Park, Maryland
Come enjoy a walk through the Fall colors in Greenbelt Park, Maryland.
 
a picture of the Parkdale High School soccer team running in the park
One of the local high school soccer teams running through the park. Greenbelt Park is a great place to run, walk or hike and enjoy the outdoors.
Group permits for running groups are required to run in the park.  Please call our Park headquarters at 301-344-3948 for more information..
 
a picture of the Mountain Laurel in Greenbelt Park May 22,2011
Come enjoy the beauty of Mountain Laurel in the Spring at Greenbelt Park.
There is always beautiful scenery and fresh air in every season of the year.

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.