Greenbelt Lake Municipal Park

Greenbelt Lake Municipal Park  park has been part of the city of Greenbelt, a planned community from the 30’s, since its inception. It is centered on 20-acre Greenbelt Lake, impounded by a dam at its west. end, narrowing downstream to a rivulet.  A packed-earth trail 2 mi long circumscribes it, making for a pleasant level walk, albeit muddy in places in early spring. Mature trees line the path most of the way around. In nice weather, the upper end is a favorite recreation area  for dog walkers, frisbee, kids – and can be crowded. But downstream is less frequented.


In winter, ducks and loons, with an occasional rarity.  The wooded trail can be good for migrants spring and fall. Breeding birds include Wood Duck and the ubiquitous Canada Goose.

Port-a-potties at parking lot.
Best Seasons: 
Winter and Spring
Sunrise to sunset, all days
Google Map: 
Greenbelt Lake Municipal Park
Site Address: 
Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20740
At entrance
From the Beltway heading W (but not E), take exit 22 onto Kenilworth Ave N. and take immediate right onto Crescent Rd. Or, from Greenbelt Rd, turn N on Kenilworth and after crossing over the Beltway turn on to Crescent Rd. Go ½ miles to the park entrance on right, sometimes called “Buddy Attick Rd”.
Prince George's County