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Unreserved Picnic Area

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The Sweetgum Picnic Area

Sweetgum Picnic Area
Open All Year
8:00 a.m. to Dusk
Phone 301-344-3948

Sweetgum Picnic Area is located near the entrance of the park.

Sweetgum Picnic Area is a first-come first serve picnic area. There are two sets of playground equipment, a baseball field with backstop, and a large field .

There is a limit of 4 tables and 24 people per group so that everyone may enjoy this area.

There are picnic tables and a restroom in this area.

There are reserved picnic areas (Holly and Laurel) available for large groups by calling 301-344-3948.

Upon entering the park, proceed to the stop sign. Make a right hand turn and the Sweetgum Picnic Area is the first left.

Special Programs:
Any SPECIAL programs should contact the park headquarters for approval.
No organized sports or groups are allowed to use the Sweetgum Area field.

a picture of the Sweetgum Picnic Area in Greenbelt Park
The playground equipment in the Sweetgum Picnic Area at Greenbelt Park

Did You Know?

a picture of a Native American tent in the Greenbelt Park campground

Greenbelt Park campground (located in Maryland) was closed in 1978 so that Native Americans could camp while in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Longest Walk that started in Sacramento, California. The walk was a part of Native Americans protest of how the government was treating Native Americans.