Surrounded by parkland and popular park amenities, Norwood Local Park is a popular spot to play in Bethesda! This park features two playgrounds, five tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, two softball fields, a soccer/football overlay field, a soccer overlay field, and two park activity buildings. One activity building is available to rent for birthday parties, meetings, and special events. The other building is currently leased by the Norwood Daycare. M-NCPPC acquired the park in 1937. This park is maintained without the use of pesticides.
The Norwood/Bethesda Chevy Chase Park Activity Building is a unique location for birthday parties, showers, graduation parties, meetings, and other events. Featuring a kitchen and restrooms, the building is centrally located near playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, permitted ballfields, and a picnic area.
45 Max (Standing room only)
Park Activity Buildings are available year-round on weekdays and weekends. Park Activity Buildings are available for reservations in two-time slots per day. Please choose from either 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. or 5 – 11 p.m. If you wish to reserve a different time slot, it must be a minimum of 8 hours or more.
Reservation can only be made over the phone by calling the Permit Office at (301) 495-2525 during business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Reservations are first-come, first-served basis and can be made six months in advance.
Permit Office: (301) 495-2525
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Setup/Cleanup must occur within the 4-hour rental (extra time is not provided).
To tour this Park Activity Building before renting, contact the Park Permits Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to acquire your access and alarm codes to the building.
All Permit Holders must follow M-NCPPC rules and regulations as well as the specific Guidelines and Conditions of Use as stated on the facility permit. Also, visit with our knowledgeable Permits staff on how to best accommodate and plan your event.