January 27, 2021

'Picnic in the Park Warm-up Days' Will Allow Residents to Reserve Heated Spaces for Outdoor Dining or Socializing

Picnic in the Park: Warm-Up Days,” a series of events hosted by Montgomery Parks, will allow residents to reserve a limited number of fire pits and patio heaters for outdoor dining or socializing on selected Saturday afternoon dates in January, February and March.

Montgomery Parks launched its “Picnic in the Park” program last summer in partnership with Visit Montgomery. The goal of the program is to support local restaurants by creating a convenient way for people to have meals delivered to a select group of participating parks.

Picnic in the Park Warm-Up Days are scheduled for: 
  • Jan. 30: Acorn Urban Park (limited availability).
  • Feb. 20 and 27: Germantown Town Center Urban Park.
  • March 20 and 27: Wheaton Local Park. 
Advanced reservations are required. Each event offers two seating times that can be reserved from noon-1:30 p.m. or from 2-3:30 p.m.

Firepits can be reserved for a group of six or fewer for $25. Firewood and kindling are provided, and staff will be on hand to assist with the fire. Tables for two with a patio heater are available to reserve for $10.

Masks are required for all guests when not seated or actively eating and drinking.