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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Maydale Nature Classroom – Party Guidelines

Party Room Details and Guidelines

  • Room rental time is three hours long.
  • A staff member will conduct a 1-hour educational program.
  • A staff member will be on-site to answer questions.
  • We provide 6 six-foot tables.
  • We provide 35 folding chairs.
  • We provide trash and recycling receptacles.

The areas not included in the rental will be for other scheduled events and programs.
The park grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset.

Number of Guests

  • The maximum number of children per party is 20.
  • The maximum number of people per party is 35 in total.
  • The maximum number of children and total people cannot be exceeded.

Hours of Rental

  • The rental permit defines the site and rental period, with the Event Begin, Duration, and Event End date and time.
  • The rental period includes setup, decorating, breakdown, and complete cleanup.
  • The rental period is the only time client and guests can occupy the rental site.

Event Staff

  • A staff member will be assigned to the birthday party rental.
  • The staff member will be available for the entirety of the birthday party rental.
  • The staff member will conduct a 1-hour educational program.
  • Staff ARE NOT responsible or authorized to set up, break down, clean up, or move non-Park equipment or supplies

Setup, Breakdown & Cleanup

  • The client is responsible for all setup, breakdown, and cleanup.
  • All setup, breakdown, and cleanup must occur during the rental period as stated on the rental permit.
  • All items must be removed before the end of the rental period.
  • All leftover ice and liquids must be disposed of in the sink. It MAY NOT be disposed of in the grass, beside trees or shrubs, or in the meadow.

Prohibitive Items

  • ALL alcoholic beverages ARE NOT permitted, including beer, wine, liquor, and hard cider.
  • ALL tobacco products and e-cigarettes ARE NOT permitted on Park Property.

Equipment Included in the Rental

  • 6 6’X30” Rectangular Tables
  • 35 Folding Chairs

Not Included in the Rental

  • Refrigerator Freezer
  • AV Equipment
  • Carts or Dollies
  • Décor of any kind
  • Service ware including cups, plates, or utensils
  • Tablecloths
  • Hotplates, burners, and crockpots


  • No nails, thumbtacks, tape, or damaging affixations to walls, ceilings, or structures.
  • Balloons ARE NOT permitted.
  • Piñatas ARE NOT permitted.
  • No open flames other than birthday candles.
  • Painter’s tape can be used on painted surfaces.


  • Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Parked vehicles cannot block other vehicles, access roads, or driveways.


  • The client ensures that all guests know M-NCPPC’s Park Rules and Regulations


  • Nonrefundable payment is due in full at the time of reservation.
  • Payment will be made via; credit card, check, or cash in the exact amount of the balance due.