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Permits & Rentals – Picnic Shelters

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Make a Reservation

Montgomery Parks offers covered picnic shelters throughout the county for large and small groups to host picnics or events. Multiple shelters are located within Regional or Recreational Parks, where there are a variety of amenities and activities for guests. These shelters have picnic tables, grills, and access to permanent restrooms.

Smaller shelters are located within our Local Parks throughout the county. Cabin John Regional Park and Valley Mill Special Park offer Group Picnic Areas for larger, semi-private group picnics.

Picnic shelters can be rented from April – October.

Reservations can be made online at ActiveMontgomery.org beginning January 1.

Email our Park Permits Office with questions

Call the Permit Office at (301) 495-2525 during hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm for additional information.


Picnic Shelter rental fees

The shelters located at Wheaton Regional Park and the two Group Picnic Areas at Cabin John Regional Park and Valley Mill Special Park are available by permit only. All other shelters in Montgomery Parks may be used on a first-come, first-served basis, but permit holders will be given priority at all times. Picnic shelters are available weekdays and weekends between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., from April 1 through October 31.

Group Picnic Areas
Cabin John or Valley Mill

Per day (9am-8pm)

Montgomery County &
Prince George’s County Residents

$400

Non-residents

$500


Local Parks Picnic shelter

Per day (9am-8pm)

Montgomery County &
Prince George’s County Residents

$110

Non-residents

$130


Regional/Recreational Parks

Per day (standard size)

Montgomery County &
Prince George’s County Residents

$170

Non-residents

$200

Per day (large, Black Hill)

Montgomery County &
Prince George’s County Residents

$250

Non-residents

$300

Electricity Fee

$30

Please contact the Permit Office for shelters with electricity


Big Pince Local Park Picnic Shelter

Big Pines Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 32

Picnic Shelter at Black Hill Regional Park

Black Hill Regional Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity for Picnic Shelters A, B, C, I, J is 100
Capacity for Picnic Shelters D, E, F, G, H is 40

blueberry hill local park picnic pavilion

Blueberry Hill Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 64

Picnic Area at Cabin John Regional Park

Cabin John Regional Park Picnic Areas

Capacity for each picnic shelter is 40
Capacity for Group Picnic Area is 175

Picnic Shelter at Calverton-GalwayPark_Facility

Calverton-Galway Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

Facility at Damascus Recreational Park

Damascus Recreational Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity for Picnic Shelter A is 62
Capacity for Picnic Shelter B is 68
Capacity for Picnic Shelter C is 45

Darnestown Local Park Picnic Shelter

Darnestown Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 64

picnic shelter East Norbeck Local Park

East Norbeck Local Park

Capacity is 40

Fairland Picnic Shelter

Fairland Recreational Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity of each picnic shelter is 25

Picnic Shelter at Georgian Forest Local Park

Georgian Forest Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

Greenbriar local park

Greenbriar Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 24

picnic shelter at gunners lake local park

Gunners Lake Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

Picnic Shelter Hunters Woods Local Park

Hunters Woods Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 24

Johnson's Local Park Picnic Shelter

Johnson’s Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 64

Picnic Sheter at Long Branch Wayne Park

Long Branch-Wayne Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

Picnic Shelter Mount Zion Local Park

Mount Zion Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 80

picnic shelter at Facility at Olney Mill Neighborhood Park

Olney Mill Neighborhood Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

picnic shelter Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park

Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity for each picnic shelter is 90

picnic shelter Facility at Redland Local Park

Redland Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

Picnic Shelter at Ridge Road Recreational Park

Ridge Road Recreational Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity for Picnic Shelter A is 75
Capacity for Picnic Shelter B is 75
Capacity for Picnic Shelter C is 40

picnic shelter rock creek regional

Rock Creek Regional Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity for each shelter is 40

picnic shelter south germantown park

South Germantown Recreational Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity for each shelter is 40

picnic shelter at Stewartown Local Park

Stewartown Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity for Picnic Shelter 1 is 40
Capacity for Picnic Shelter 2 is 64

picnic shelter Stratton Local Park

Stratton Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

Picnic Shelter Sundown Road Local Park

Sundown Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 60

Picnic Shelter at Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park

Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 48

Picnic Shelter at Washington Square Neighborhood Park

Washington Square Neighborhood Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 64

Picnic Shelter at Waters Landing Park

Waters Landing Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

picnic shelter wheaton forest local park

Wheaton Forest Local Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity is 40

Picnic Shelter wheaton regional park

Wheaton Regional Park Picnic Shelter

Capacity for each picnic shelter is 40

Picnic Shelter at Valley Mill Special Park

Valley Mill Special Park Picnic Area

Capacity is 100