Picnic areas will be available for booking six months ahead.
Greenbelt Park is an urban oasis just 10 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.
Picnic Area Fees
$100.00 for 1-99 people
$155.00 for 100-149
$225.00 for 150-200
There is a 200 person maximum.
Reservations available six months ahead of time.
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.
When you reserve a picnic area at Greenbelt Park, the National Park Service issues you a permit that governs your use of the site. The confirmation email you receive from Recreation.gov serves as your permit.
There is a water issue so the bathroom facilities are closed. There are portable potties and a washing station available in the picnic areas.
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.
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.
For more information, call (301)344-3944 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.
All Cancellations and changes must be made with Recreation.gov and not with the park.
6565 GREENBELT ROAD GREENBELT MD 20770
6565 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt 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.