Parks, Pavilions & Athletic Fields

Enjoy the natural beauty of a local park, the action of a softball game, or a family gathering in one of Takoma Park’s parks, pavilions or athletic fields!


9:00 AM – Dusk

Other Parks in Takoma Park

For information regarding Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Parks in Takoma Park please visit the Montgomery Parks website.

Park, Pavilion & Athletic Field Permits

Permits for various events and activities held in public parks throughout the city are required. Contact the Recreation Department at 301-891-7290 or before conducting business on park property. For more information about a particular park, look below or get the information in the current City Guide.

Check Availability & Request Shelters Online

To check for availability or to request a shelter for your next event please visit us on ActiveNet.

Permits are only issued 3 months in advance of the event date. Department of Recreation events and programming takes precedence in scheduling. Rentals are not available on days the City is closed for business. Reservations made within 10 days of the rental date must be made in person at the Recreation Department Office:

City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Rental Requests & Policies

The Rental Requests page has detailed information on rental procedures and what is needed when renting a Takoma Park facility.

Review  Administrative Regulation No. 2011-1 for regulations governing public use, facilities rentals and general responsibilities of the user.

Request a Shelter/Room Online

You can request rentals and register for camps, classes online via Takoma Park’s through ActiveNet.

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Register online with Takoma Park’s ActiveNet.

Park, Pavilion & Athletic Field Information

Belle Ziegler Park (Formerly Jequie Park)

Takoma Avenue & Albany Avenue

Bell Ziegler Park Amenities & Features
  • Half basketball court
  • Pavilion with 4 picnic tables
  • Playground equipment
  • Port-a-John
  • Multiuse sports field
  • Water fountain

There is no grill at Belle Ziegler Park. Bell Ziegler Park has on street parking only.

Forest Park

Prince Georges Avenue & Elm Avenue

Forest Park Amenities & Features
  • Half basketball courts
  • Pavilion with 2 picnic tables
  • Playground equipment
  • T-ball backstop
  • Water fountain

 Forest Park has on street parking only.

Heffner Park

42 Oswego Avenue (Behind Heffner Park Community Center)

The park behind Heffner Park Community Center is not individually permitted. The park rental is incorporated in the rental of the Heffner Park Community Center only.

Heffner Park Amenities & Features
  • BBQ grill
  • Parking (limited)
  • Pavilion
  • Playground equipment
  • Half basketball court
  • Water fountain

Spring Park

Poplar Avenue & Elm Avenue

Spring Park Amenities & Features
  • Basketball court
  • BBQ grill
  • Pavilion with 4 picnic tables
  • Playground equipment
  • Port-a-John
  • Running spring
  • T-ball field
  • Water fountain

Spring Park has on street parking only.

Lee Jordan Field

Piney Branch Road (Behind Takoma Park Middle School)

Lee Jordan Amenities & Features
  • 4 Baseball / Softball diamonds
  • Football field with soccer fields overlay
  • Port-a-John
  • Walking Track (1/4 mile)

Ed Wilhelm Field

Darwin Avenue (Located in Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park)

Ed Wilhelm Amenities & Features
  • Football field with softball overlay

Park Usage Fees

Shelter Rental Rates
  • Resident: $85 per day
  • Non-resident: $105 per day
Field Rental Rates
  • Resident: $20 per hour
  • Non-resident: $35 per hour

Event Permits Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply for a park permit for my event?

Yes. Parks are permitted on a per day basis. Reservations must be at least 10 days prior to rental date for online reservations. All fees must be paid in full before a permit will be issued.  Bring the permit to your event.

How do I request a shelter or field for my event?

Please visit the Recreation Department’s Administrative Office, located at:

City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

For a shelter requests online visit ActiveNet.

How much will my event cost?

Park usage fees are available on this page.

What happens if inclement weather happens during my event?

Permits are honored rain or shine.

Are moonbouces permitted?

No, moonbounces are not permitted on public City property.

Can I sell merchandise at a park?

Sales of merchandise is prohibited on all City property outside of scheduled City events.

What about set-up and clean-up times?

Both set-up and clean-up times should be included in your rental requested times.

Bad Weather?

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s inclement weather line to check for weather closure information.

301-891-7101 ext. 5605

Recreation Sections


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Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line