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Are you planning a meeting, practice, game or event and need a great location to host your family, friends, associates or co-workers? Look no further! The DC Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to provide the public with wonderful facilities, parks, fields, and pools.

A permit is required for any organized picnic or activity of 10 or more participants.

No permit is final until an application is submitted, processed, paid in full, and any additional requested documentation is received. 

Please note that Anacostia, Fort Dupont, Haines Point, Rock Creek Park, National Mall and West Potomac Fields are all managed and maintained by the National Park Service, an agency of the United States federal government. To request a permit for the above locations, visit National Park Service(Note: by clicking the link, you will be leaving the DC Department of Recreation website)