Regional Park Picnic Shelters

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Please be advised of the special events happening at Watkins Park
    Sept. 17 through Nov.5 (Saturdays only) 6AM-12PM: Watkins back pavilion area (0-9) will be closed due to Walk/run event. The walking trail and all other areas of the park will still be open to the public.
    Saturday October, 1 Kinderfest: Watkins will be open to the public, however please expect delays due to the high volume.

Watkins Regional Park

Picnic Shelters
301 Watkins Park Dr.,
Upper Marlboro 20774

Watkins Regional Park Map (PDF)

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Cosca Regional Park

Picnic Shelters
11000 Thrift Rd.,
Clinton, MD 20735

Cosca Regional Park Map (PDF)

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Reservation Details

  • Picnic Shelters are reserved from 10 am to 7 pm on Sunday-Saturday.
  • Must be a verified Prince George’s or Montgomery County resident at least 21 years of age to reserve. 
  • Non-residents may reserve certain shelters at Watkins Regional Park or Cosca Regional Park.
  • Picnic shelter reservations must be made 48 business hours in advance.
  • A $100 security deposit in addition to the rental fee is due at the time of reservation.
  • Please find pricing and more information on our 2022 Picnic Shelter Fees (PDF)
  • All reservations must be made online via your Parks Direct Account.

Prohibited Activity

  • Electricity is not available at any of the shelters.
  • Amplification or excessive noise is prohibited.
  • Moon bounces, dunk tanks, or pony rides are not permitted.
  • No sale of merchandise.
  • No bands or amplified music.
  • No generators or propane.
  • For a list of Rules & Regulations, please review a sample Rental Agreement (PDF).

Weather Cancellation Policy

No refunds or reschedules will be processed due to rain, snow, or other weather issues.