Parks & Athletic Fields

Enjoy the natural beauty of a local park, the action of a softball game, or a family gathering at a pavilion! We have all that and more in Takoma Park! Permits for various events and activities held in public parks throughout the city are required. Please contact the Recreation Department at 301-891-7290 before conducting business on park property. For more information about a particular park look below or get the information in our current Activities Guide.


To check for availability or to reserve a shelter for your next event please visit us on Activenetexternal link icon Permits are only issued 3 months in advance of the event date.  Department of Recreation events and programming takes precedence in scheduling. You can also complete a PDF Icon Facility Use Application (PDF) and submit it with payment to the Recreation Department Office:

Recreation Department
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912


Please click here to review PDF Icon Administrative Regulation No. 2011-1 (PDF) for regulations governing public use, facilities rentals and general responsibilities of the user.

Other Parks in Takoma Park

For information regarding Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Parks in Takoma Park please visit the Montgomery Parks websiteexternal link icon

The Recreation Department’s inclement weather line is 301-891-7101 (extension 5605)

Belle Ziegler Park (Formerly known as Jequie Park)

Image of Belle Ziegler Park Takoma Avenue & Albany Avenue (MAP)

  • Pavilion 
  • Playground Equipment 
  • Soccer Field
  • T-ball Field
  • Half Basketball Court
  • Water Fountain
  • 4 tables (seats 8 at each table)
  • Port-a-John

Forest Park

Prince Georges Avenue & Elm Avenue (MAP)

Image of Forest Park

  • Pavilion
  • Playground equipment 
  • (2) Half basketball courts
  • T-ball backstop
  • Water fountain
  • 2 tables (seats 8 at each table)

Heffner Park*

(Behind Heffner Park Community Center)

*Does not include use of the Heffner Park Community Center

Image of Heffner Park42 Oswego Avenue (MAP)

  • Playground equipment
  • Half basketball court
  • Pavilion
  • BBQ grill

Spring Park

Image of Spring Park Poplar Avenue & Elm Avenue (MAP)

  • Playground equipment
  • T-ball Field
  • Full basketball court
  • Water fountain
  • Pavilion
  • 4 tables (seats 8 at each table)
  • Port-a-john
  • Running spring

Lee Jordan Field

(Behind Takoma Park Middle School)

Image of Lee Jordan FieldPiney Branch Road (MAP)

  • Large soccer field(s)
  • Football field
  • (2) Baseball / Softball diamonds
  • Walking Track (1/4 mile)
  • Port-a-john

Ed Wilhelm Field

Image of Ed Wilhelm FieldDarwin Avenue (MAP)

  • Soccer field with softball overlay
  • Loacted in Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park

Park Usage Fees


  • $85/day (Resident)
  • $105/day (Non-Resident)


  • $20/day (Resident)
  • $35/day (Non-Resident)

To Reserve a Park or Pavilion:

Please fill out a PDF Icon Facility Use Application (PDF) and bring to:

Recreation Department
City of Takoma Park
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

at least 7 days prior to event.*

*7 days in person; Online Reservations can be made at least fourteen days in advance on Activenetexternal link icon

Event Permits

Frequently asked questions for special events in parks

Q: Do I need to apply for a park permit for my event?
A: Yes. 

Q: How do I go about requesting a shelter or field for my event?
A: Please visit the Takoma Park Recreation Department’s Administrative Office, located at 7500 Maple Avenue, and fill out a PDF Icon Facility Usage Application (PDF) form.

All fees must be paid in full before a permit will be issued.  Please bring the permit to your event.

Q: How much will my event cost?
A: Please see “Park Usage Fees” above.

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