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Unreserved picnic area
Sweetgum Picnic Area- CLOSED UNTIL LATE SUMMER 2020.
Open All Year
8:00 a.m. to Dusk
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.
If your group is larger than 25 people, you can reserve the reserved picnics areas (Holly and Laurel) available for large groups by
reserving a picnic area through recreation.gov
Upon entering the park, proceed to the stop sign. Make a right hand turn and the Sweetgum Picnic Area is the first left.
Any SPECIAL programs should contact the park headquarters for permits and approval.
No organized sports or groups are allowed to use the Sweetgum Area field.
Enjoy a Fall picnic in Greenbelt Park. Groups of 24 or less.
The Sweetgum Picnic Area
Last updated: April 26, 2020
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