Parks & Athletic Fields

Enjoy the natural beauty of a local park, the action of a softball game, or a family gathering at a pavilion! We have all that and more in Takoma Park! Permits for various events and activities held in public parks throughout the city are required. Please contact the Recreation Department at 301-891-7290 before conducting business on park property. For more information about a particular park look below or get the information in our current Activities Guide. To reserve a shelter or room online please click here external link icon


To check for availability or to reserve a shelter for your next event please visit us on Activenetexternal link icon Permits are only issued 3 months in advance of the event date.  Department of Recreation events and programming takes precedence in scheduling. Reservations made within 10 days of the rental date must be made in person at the Recreation Department Office:

Recreation Department
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912


Please click here to review PDF Icon Administrative Regulation No. 2011-1 (PDF) for regulations governing public use, facilities rentals and general responsibilities of the user.

Other Parks in Takoma Park

For information regarding Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Parks in Takoma Park please visit the Montgomery Parks websiteexternal link icon

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

Inclement Weather Line

Phone: 301-891-7101 ext. 5605

Or sign up for Takoma Park Alert and never miss an important announcement!

Belle Ziegler Park (Formerly known as Jequie Park)

Image of Belle Ziegler Park Takoma Avenue & Albany Avenue (MAP)

  • Pavilion with 4 picnic tables
  • Playground equipment 
  • Multiuse sports field
  • Half basketball court
  • Water fountain
  • Port-a-john
  • No grill
  • On street parking only

Forest Park

Prince Georges Avenue & Elm Avenue (MAP)

Image of Forest Park

  • Pavilion with 2 picnic tables
  • Playground equipment 
  • 2 Half basketball courts
  • T-ball backstop
  • Water fountain
  • On street parking only

Heffner Park*

(Behind Heffner Park Community Center)

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

Image of Heffner Park42 Oswego Avenue (MAP)

  • Playground equipment
  • Half basketball court
  • Pavilion and BBQ grill
  • Water fountain
  • Limited Parking

Spring Park

Image of Spring Park Poplar Avenue & Elm Avenue (MAP)

  • Playground equipment
  • T-ball field
  • Basketball court
  • Water fountain
  • Pavilion with 4 picnic tables
  • Port-a-john
  • Running spring
  • BBQ grill
  • On street parking only

Lee Jordan Field

(Behind Takoma Park Middle School)

Image of Lee Jordan FieldPiney Branch Road (MAP)

  • Football field with soccer fields overlay
  • 4 Baseball / Softball diamonds
  • Walking Track (1/4 mile)
  • Port-a-john

Ed Wilhelm Field

Image of Ed Wilhelm FieldDarwin Avenue (MAP)

  • Football field with softball overlay
  • Loacted in Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park

Park Usage Fees


  • $85/day (Resident)
  • $105/day (Non-Resident)


  • $20/hour (Resident)  *NEW*
  • $35/hour (Non-Resident)  *NEW*
New field reservation fees take effect Sept. 1

To Reserve a Park or Pavilion:

Online Reservations can be made at least ten days in advance on    external link icon

You may regiser in-person (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at:

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


Event Permits

Frequently asked questions for special events in parks

Q: Do I need to apply for a park permit for my event?
A: Yes, parks are permited per day

Q: What are park hours?
A: Parks are open 9 a.m. to Dusk

Q: How do I go about requesting a shelter or field for my event?
A: Please visit the Takoma Park Recreation Department’s Administrative Office, located at 7500 Maple Avenue,  or for a shelter reservation reserve online. (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.  Please bring the permit to your event.

Q: How much will my event cost?
A: Please see “Park Usage Fees” above.

Q: What happens if inclement weather happens during my event?
A: Permits are honored rain or shine.

Q: Are moonbouces permited?
A: No, moonbounces are not permited on public City property.

Q: Can I sell merchandise at a park?
A: Sales of merchandise is prohibited on all City property outside of scheduled City events.


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