Pavilion Rental Information
Reservations will be
accepted over the phone with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard
or Discover) for the months of April through October starting
on February 1st. Please call (301) 475-4200 (301) 475-4200
ext. 1800 to make
2013 Pavilion Fees
Small Pavilion - $100 - groups less than 60 people
(Chancellors Run, Nicolet, Dorsey #2 & Baggett Park)
Large Pavilion - $150 – groups of 61-150
(Fifth District, Dorsey #1, Cecil & Elms)
150+ people will incur an additional staff fee of $10 per
hour. Reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks prior
to rental date.
Alcohol Consumption Permit - $100 -
Alcohol permit not available for Chancellors Run, Elms
Beach or Nicolet Park Pavilions.
For reservations or more information please call
301-475-4200 301-475-4200 , ext. 1800.
All prices are subject to change.
St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks
Pavilion picnic usage Regulations and Permits
A Parks staff will periodically check
activities in the park and will monitor
pavilion usage. The park staff will return at
the end of each day to close the park.
It is unlawful to consume alcoholic
beverages in county parks, except by a permit
issued from the Department of Recreation and
Parks. Nicolet Park,
Run Regional Park and Elms Beach Park
are alcohol free parks; therefore permits will
not be issued for these parks. Unless
otherwise stated on the permit, alcohol usage
is restricted to the Picnic Pavilion area
only. See below for further information.
Where grills are available, please
extinguish all charcoal fires before leaving
the park. ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN CAMP FIRES are
permitted in public parks.
Citizens may bring a personal gas grill to
the park; however personal charcoal grills are
Lifeguards are not on duty at waterfront
Park usage is at your own risk.
Medical Insurance is not provided.
To receive a refund, pavilion cancellations
must be made, in writing, at least two (2)
weeks prior to reservation date, a
$25.00 refund fee will be charged prior to the
refund. See below for inclement weather
refunds. Without required notice refunds will
not be permitted.
In case of inclement weather check the
Department cancellation line at 301-475-4200 301-475-4200
or visit the website; click on updates. Inclement weather
refunds are only given if the Department
of Recreation and Parks cancels a reservation.
If pavilion rentals are canceled due to
inclement weather the cancellation information
will state “pavilion rentals” cancelled,
“field closures” does not mean pavilion
rentals are canceled.
Parks close at sunset. Users must be out of
the pavilion at the designated time unless the
Department of Recreation and Parks grants
special permission, in writing.
Please dispose of all trash and refuse in
If you anticipate using a ball field, a
permit can be obtained by contacting the front
office at 301-475-4200,
one week prior to your event. Previously
permitted organizations such as youth and
adult sports leagues have priority in use of
the ball fields.
Please bring your pavilion rental receipt,
letter of confirmation and Alcohol permit with
you on the day of your event. If you have been
given approval for “special entertainment”
then you must have the copy of liability
insurance on hand the day of your event.
Water activities such as dunking booths and
slip and slide activities are not permitted in
Be aware, picnic tables are bolted under the
pavilion and are not removable.
The advertised fee will be assessed if
numbers attending go over the projected amount
at the time of rental; this price increase
ranges from $50-$100.