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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.
Holly Picnic Area
Holly Picnic Area Reservations
Laurel Picnic Area
May through October 8:00 a.m. to dusk
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.
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
The reserved picnic areas are closed from October 1 through April 30.
Did You Know?
Harry Truman was President when land was transferred from the Public Housing Authority to create Greenbelt Park, Maryland in 1950.