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.

Birdlife: 

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.

Tips: 
Port-a-potties at parking lot.
Best Seasons: 
Winter and Spring
Hours: 
Sunrise to sunset, all days
Region: 
Southern
Google Map: 
Greenbelt Lake Municipal Park
Site Address: 
Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20740
Cost: 
Free
Parking: 
At entrance
Directions: 
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”.
Cluster: 
Prince George's County