Many of the parks in Maryland, along with Rock Creek Park in the District, have facilities that residents of either jurisdiction can reserve for private use.
Reserve an athletic field, picnic area, or recreation center in a Montgomery County Park or in Rockville's Civic Center Park.
To reserve a picnic area in Rock Creek Park, visit www.recreation.gov. Visitors will now be able to choose between full and half day rentals. The rate for a half day is $25. A half day is from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM or dark (whichever comes first). Questions may be directed to customer service at www.recreation.gov or at 1-877-444-6777 (10 AM to 10 PM, E.S.T.). For more information, call the Rock Creek Park permits office at (202) 895-6013.
The following picnic groves require reservations: 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, and 24.