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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 »

  • 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.

Maryland Geocaching Volunteer Event

On Saturday, September 22nd, the National Park Service and the Maryland Geocaching Society of Maryland hosted a "Cache in Trash out" geocaching and volunteer event in Greenbelt Park, Maryland.

Greenbelt Park is a part of the National Capital Parks East variety of parks.

The Maryland Geocaching Society brought together about 70 members from Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and one member from California to help Greenbelt Park.

The weekend event kicked off Friday night with a campfire and movie in the brand new campfire circle in the Greenbelt Park campground. Saturday started off with three volunteer activities followed by a Geocaching activity and a picnic to celebrate the accomplishments.

Volunteers of all ages helped with a variety of projects throughout Greenbelt Park.

One of the projects was a trail maintenance project to help improve trail conditions on park trails. Another project included a picnic area improvement project spreading chips and improving the Sweetgum Picnic Area. The other project was a wood splitting project that filled several wood bins with cut firewood in the 174 site campground.

Greenbelt Park, NCP East and the Maryland Geocaching Society look forward to a long term partnership where both parties can benefit and help promote volunteerism and outdoor recreation in National Parks.

 
Volunteers from the Maryland Geocaching Society on a Trail improvement project
Volunteers from the Maryland Geocaching Society on a Trail improvement project on the Dogwood trail In Greenbelt Park, Maryland
 
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers help National park Service staff with woodsplitting and supplying firewood to the Greenbelt, Maryland campground
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers help National Park Service staff with woodsplitting and supplying firewood to the Greenbelt Park, Maryland campground.
 
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers supplying the woodbins in the Greenbelt Park, Maryland campground
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers supplying the woodbins in the Greenbelt Park, Maryland campground.
 
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers spreading woodchips at the Sweetgum Picnic Area in Greenbelt Park, Maryland
Maryland Geocaching Society volunteers spreading woodchips at the Sweetgum Picnic Area in Greenbelt Park, Maryland

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.