PICNIC AREAS CLOSED UNTIL Early 2021- We will update our opening date ASAP
Greenbelt Park is an urban oasis just 12 miles from Washington, D.C. This beautiful, wooded park is known for its peaceful surroundings and National Park Service hospitality.
Greenbelt Park has two picnic areas available, ranging in capacity from 25-150 people per site, with restrooms, picnic tables, and barbeque grills. Park rangers, maintenance personnel and park police are on site if needed.
The Park roads are closed due to park construction until Early 2021. We do not have a specific reopening date. We are not taking picnic area reservations until we know a specific reopening date.
No amplified music or DJs are allowed. No moon bounces or structures that have to be constructed. No propane grills or table top grills. No alcohol is permitted in the park.
Your permit is only in effect from 9:00 a.m. until sunset. It gives you exclusive use of the picnic area you reserved. Call the Ranger Station at 301-344-3944 when you arrive so that park staff can open the picnic gate. Ranger Station hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
You or someone you designate must have the permit (the confirmation email) on site for the entire event, including while you are setting up before and cleaning up afterwards. All trash must be placed in the dumpster before departure.
For more information, call (301)344-3948 or click here to visit the official park website www.nps.gov/gree
Situated in suburban Maryland, Greenbelt Park is forested with a pleasant mix of pine, oak and maple trees, which give way to a colorful autumn season. Mountain Laurel blooms throughout the park in May.
Still Creek flows through the park, where deer and chipmunks are commonly seen.
Greenbelt Campground is surrounded by a myriad of fun and interesting attractions. Washington, D.C. and its famed historic sites are just 12 miles from Greenbelt. Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens are 8 miles away. Goddard Space Flight Center is 3 miles from the park and the City of Greenbelt is 1 mile away. The Washington, D.C. Metro Transit System can be accessed 1.5 miles from the park, and major shopping centers are located within 1/2 mile away.
Ten miles of hiking trails meander through Greenbelt Park, including Perimeter, Azalea, Dogwood and Blueberry Trails. Sweetgum Picnic Area is located near the entrance of the park with playground equipment and public picnic tables. The Sweetgum PIcnic Area is on a first-come, first-served basis limited to groups of 24 people or less. The Holly Picnic Area is 1/2 mile walk to playground and open field.
6565 GREENBELT ROAD GREENBELT MD 20770
For campground inquiries, please call: 301 344-3944
From I-95/495 (Capital Beltway), take Exit 23 Kenilworth Avenue South (Route 201) to Greenbelt Road East (Route 193). The park entrance is a quarter mile down Greenbelt Road on the right. The park address is 6565 Greenbelt Road.