Laws & Policies



As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

As a starting point, please visit our state's website:

Maryland State Law

See Maryland Code, Public Safety, Title 5

See also Maryland Code, Criminal Law, Title 4

Maryland Attorney General

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.


Record of Determination to Close National Capital Parks-East to the Launching, Landing, or Operation of Unmanned Aircraft
Authority: 36CFR 1.5 (A) (1)- General Closures- Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of National Capital Parks-East is prohibited except as approved in writing by the Superintendent.

National Capital Parks-East Superintendent
1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, D.C. 20024


Record of Determination for a Public Use Limitation to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Baltimore Washington Parkway will not accept applications for permits for demonstrations or for special events that are scheduled to occur until May 15. All events currently scheduled will be cancelled or postponed to a later date, at the discretion of the applicant.

If you apply to host an event scheduled after May 15:
Depending on conditions when your event is scheduled, the National Park Service may make changes to permits it issues or cancel events in order to implement public health guidance.

Last updated: April 4, 2020

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6565 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770


(301) 344-3948

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