Most City facilities are closed to the public. The Police Department is open for certain limited services on weekdays, and 24/7 for emergency services.

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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 pavilions!

All City-owned playground equipment have reopened for use. Please remain physically distant and bring hand sanitizer. The City of Takoma Park is not able to ensure that the surfaces can be kept sanitized nor keep children from playing closely together on the equipment. 
City parks will remain open for walking, running, biking and relaxing. In our parks, as in every other place, good social distancing and other health practices should be followed.

Click here to see the City Manager’s blog on playground safety

Click here for the City’s Information and Resources – Covid-19 Response


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.

Pavilion 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.


Click on the pictograph to check out the amenities in the various City parks!

Quick Links

Check Availability & Request Pavilions Online

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

Pavilion rental is temporarily unavailable due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

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.


Park Usage Fees

Shelter Rental Rates
      • Resident: $85 per day
      • Non-resident: $105 per day
      • Prices will be updated on September 3, 2019

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 pavilion 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 pavilion 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.


Request a Pavilion/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.

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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