Picnic Shelter Rentals

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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 are equipped with picnic tables, grills, and access to permanent restrooms. Smaller shelters are located within smaller Local Parks throughout the county and two Group Picnic Areas are available for larger, semi-private group picnics.

Montgomery Parks is accepting permit applications to reserve all picnic shelters at local, regional, and recreational parks for nominal fees. Permits for local and recreational parks will be available beginning on June 12, 2021.  Applications may be submitted to the parks permits office(opens in a new tab) immediately. 

Due to COVID-19, Montgomery Parks is only allowing full-day reservations between 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Reservation can only be made online at www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org or 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 available for rental through November 30.

Apply for a permit to reserve and rent a Picnic Shelter

Completed application forms may be submitted in one of these ways:

  1. Online at www.ActiveMONTGOMERY.org
     – account required to register
  2. By calling the Park Permit Office at 301-495-2525;

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.

Shelter rental fees:

Administrative Fees

Cancellation Fee….$50

Change Fee……….$50

Return Check Fee…$35

Stop Payment Fee…$35

PICNIC SHELTERS

Local Parks

Per day (9am-8pm)…………………………….Residents……….$110     Non-residents…..$130

Regional/Recreational Parks

Per day (standard size)……………………….Residents……….$170     Non-residents…..$200

Per day (large, Black Hill)……………….….Residents……….$250      Non-residents…..$300

Electricity Fee: $30 – Please contact the Permit Office for shelters with electricity

Group Picnic Areas (Cabin John/Valley Mill)

Per Day………………………………………………….Residents………$400     Non-residents….$500

Questions?

Contact the Park Permit Office

Phone: 301-495-2525 | Fax: 301-495-2484

Email: ParkPermits@MontgomeryParks.org(opens in a new tab)

Website: ParkPermits.org(opens in a new tab)

Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC, Park Permit Office, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902

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