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    Greenbelt

    Park Maryland

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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 »

  • 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.

  • Fire Danger Watch

    The park is under a Fire Danger Watch. Do not leave fires unattended. Please make sure your campfire or grill is completely out. Please remember that all campfires must be contained in the grill.

Reserved Picnic Areas, Holly and Laurel

Greenbelt Park offers two reserved Picnic areas.
Please call 301-344-3948 for information and reservations.

Click this for the application for special use permit.
Please fill this out and bring it to Greenbelt Park.
Upon arrival to Greenbelt Park, please fill out an application for the picnic area and date requested. When payment is received and paperwork is completed, a picnic permit will be issued.

 
a picture of the Holly Picnic Area
Reserve the Holly Picnic Area by calling 301-344-3948.
 

Holly Picnic Area

May through October 8:00 a.m. to dusk

Phone 301-344-3948

Location: The Holly Picnic Area is located near the entrance of the park. When entering the park, proceed to the stop sign. Make a left turn and the Holly picnic area is on your right hand side.

The Holly picnic area can accomodate up to 200 people. There are 99 parking spaces. There are picnic tables and restrooms. A Recreation Fee is charged according to the number of particpants:

99 or less -$55.00.

100-149 $105.00.

150-200 $155.00.

The area is available from May through October.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the park. Amplified music and loud use on any audio device is not permitted.

The park does not provide electric power and portable generators are prohibited.

There are no covered pavillions in the picnic area.

If you plan any special activites that require equipment, please discuss it when reserving the area and have the activity written on the permit. Refunds will only be allowed if the permitee notifies the park in writing atleast fourteen days prior to the reserved date.

Amusements such as pony rides, any type of balloons, and moon bounces may not be used in the park.

There will be a $25.00 administrative fee charged for each cancelled reservation. Refunds will not be made for rain or inclement weather.

The park encourages everyone to come see the area in person before reserving it.

 

Holly Picnic Area Reservations
Please call the Park Headquarters at 301-344-3948 to reserve the area.
Park Headquarters is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The reserved picnic areas are closed from October 1 through April 30.

 
a picture of the Holly picnic area
Picture of the Laurel reserved picnic area in Greenbelt Park
 
Laurel Picnic Area
May through October 8:00 a.m. to dusk
Phone 301-344-3948
Location: When entering the park, proceed to the stop sign. Make a left turn and pass the Holly picnic area on your right hand side.
The Laurel picnic area is the next picnic area on the right hand side.
The Laurel picnic area can accomodate up to 200 people. There are 99 parking spaces. There are picnic tables and restrooms.
A Recreation Fee is charged according to the number of particpants:
99 or less -$55.00.
100-149 $105.00.
150-200 $155.00.

The area is available from May through October.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the park. Amplified music and loud use on any audio device is not permitted. The park does not provide electric power and portable generators are prohibited.
There are no covered pavillions in the picnic area.
If you plan any special activites that require equipment, please discuss it when reserving the area and have the activity written on the permit.
Refunds will only be allowed if the permitee notifies the park in writing atleast fourteen days prior to the reserved date.
Amusements such as pony rides, any type of balloons, and moon bounces may not be used in the park.
There will be a $25.00 administrative fee charged for each cancelled reservation.

Refunds will not be made for rain or inclement weather. The park encourages everyone to come see the area in person before reserving it.
 

Laurel Picnic Area Reservations
Please call the Park Headquarters at 301-344-3948 to reserve the area.
Park Headquarters is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The reserved picnic areas are closed from October 1 through April 30.

 
a picture of the Laurel Picnic Area
The Laurel Picnic Area is a reserved picnic area.

Did You Know?

a picture of President Harry Truman

Harry Truman was President when land was transferred from the Public Housing Authority to create Greenbelt Park, Maryland in 1950.