Changes to Visitor Service due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Please check the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Chicken Program canceled until further notice.
Our 11 a.m. chicken program is canceled temporarily. Please call ahead for information on 301.839.0503.
10/27/2013, Pumpkins, The Special Squash program canceled.
This program is canceled. Please call the park on 301.839.0503 for further information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need a reservation to come to the park?
A: If you are a family group then you can come and visit Oxon Cove Park without a reservation and join in the programs. It is advisable to call ahead and check the schedule. If you are part of a group of five or more you must have a reservation (made at least two weeks in advance of your visit) to participate in the programs. However, a group without a reservation can come to Oxon Cove Park and tour on their own.
Q: It is summertime. Where are all the animals?
Q: Can you buy food at Oxon Cove Park?
Q: Is there a gift shop?
Q: Can I bring my dog if it is on a leash?
Q: Is Oxon Hill Farm a petting farm?
Did You Know?
In 1891, Saint Elizabeths Hospital, acquired the Oxon Cove Park Property, to establish a farm where patients, removed from the confines of a hospital setting, could benefit from fresh air and outdoor work at this new "farm colony." This hospital farm was called Godding Croft.