Montgomery Parks offers covered picnic shelters throughout the county for large and small groups to host picnics or events. Multiple shelters are located within Regional or Recreational Parks, where there are a variety of amenities and activities for guests. These shelters are equipped with picnic tables, grills, and access to permanent or portable restrooms, and can accommodate 25-175 people per shelter. Smaller shelters are located within smaller Local Parks throughout the county and two Group Picnic Areas are available for larger, semi-private group picnics.
The shelters located at Wheaton Regional Park and the two Group Picnic Areas at Cabin John Regional Park and Valley Mill Special Park are available by permit only. All other shelters may be used on a first-come, first-served basis, but permit holders will be given priority at all times. Contact the Park Permits Office to reserve.
Picnic shelters are available weekdays and weekends between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., from April 1 through October 31.