Norwood Local Park

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Managed Turf
    Managed Turf
  • Playground
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Get active at Norwood Local Park, a popular spot to play in Bethesda! This park features a two playgrounds, five tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, two softball fields, a soccer/football overlay field, a soccer overlay field, and two park activity buildings. One activity building is available to rent for birthday parties, meetings and other special events. The other building is currently leased by the Norwood Daycare. M-NCPPC acquired the park in 1937.

Norwood/Bethesda Chevy Chase Park Activity Building

The Norwood/Bethesda Chevy Chase Park Activity Building is a unique location for birthday parties, showers, graduation parties, meetings, and other events. Featuring a kitchen and restrooms, the building is centrally located near playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, permitted ballfields, and a picnic area.

Floor Plan



Building Amenities

  • Shared Parking (40 spaces, two accessible spaces)
  • Kitchen (Refrigerator & Warming Oven)
  • Picnic Area
  • Please note that this facility is not air-conditioned.

Park Amenities

  • Basketball courts (Contact Park Permits Office to reserve)
  • Tennis Courts (Contact Park Permits Office to reserve)
  • Playground
  • Permitted ballfield (Contact CUPF to reserve the ballfield at 240-777-2716 or 240-777-2708)


45 Max (Standing room only)


Daily year round, 4-hour minimum time-blocks

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    NOTE: If you would like to extend your event until 11 p.m., please contact the Park Permit office at 301-495-2525 for assistance.

Setup/Cleanup must occur within the 4-hour rental (extra time is not provided).

To tour this Park Activity Building before renting, stop by the Park Permits Office between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to pick up a key to the building you are interesting in viewing (key deposit required).

Rental Fee Includes

  • Buildings are rented in 4-hour minimum time-blocks.
  • Tables and chairs are included in the rental fee (approximately 4 tables and 50 chairs are provided).
  • Renter is responsible for setting up and cleaning areas and kitchen if used.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Park amenities are available at this location. Please be aware that some amenities are fee-based and some are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of permitted fields or courts, customers with the appropriate permit have priority.
  • See the rate sheet for cancellation, change and other administrative fees.


  • Residents
    Weekdays $30/hour (4 hour minimum)
    Weekends $50/hour (4 hour minimum)
  • Non-residents
    Weekdays $40/hour (4 hour minimum)
    Weekends $60/hour (4 hour minimum)
  • Public Agencies and Municipalities
    Weekdays $17/hour (4 hour minimum)
    Weekends $32/hour (4 hour minimum)


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Reservations are accepted up to six months in advance for weekend rentals (Fridays after 6 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays) and up to three months in advance for weekday rentals:

Permit Office: 301-495-2525
9500 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20901
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rules and Regulations

All Permit Holders must follow M-NCPPC rules and regulations, contract rules and regulations, as well as the specific Guidelines and Conditions of Use as stated on the facility permit. Also, visit with our knowledgeable Permits staff on how to best accommodate and plan your event.

Last Updated: August 16, 2016