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!
The City of Takoma Park is not able to ensure that the surfaces at shelters and playgrounds 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.
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.
Permits for various events and activities held in public parks throughout the city are required. Contact the Recreation Department at 301-891-7290 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Pavilions Online
To check for availability or to request a pavilion/shelter for your next event please visit us on ActiveNet.
Reservations are now being accepted for pavilion rentals online. Limited indoor rentals are available. Please call 301-891-7290 or come into the Community Center to book.
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 can not be made within 10 days of the rental date.
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.
Pavilions and accompanying amenities are not sanitized by City staff between uses. Please follow current County COVID protocols and be sure to bring hand sanitizer.
Park Usage Fees
Pavilion Rental Rates
- Resident: $105 per day
- Non-resident: $125 per day
- New fees effective Sept. 1, 2022
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?
At this time reservations can only be made online.
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.
The City Guide is Here!
Learn about Circle Time, sign up for a class, or find out about family friendly events... it's all in the City Guide!Click here to view the most recent City Guide
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