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Allen Pond Park

Admission Fee

Free; use of athletic fields is by permit only (fees may apply).


  1. Amphitheater
  2. Ball Fields
  3. Basketball court - lighted
  4. Boat rentals
  5. Fishing
  6. Fitness trail
  7. Grills
  8. Horseshoe pit
  9. Parking
  10. Picnic sites for rent
  11. Picnic tables
  12. Playground - preschool
  13. Playground - school age
  14. Restroom Facility
  15. Trail - walking & biking (improved)
  16. Volleyball area
  17. water fountain

Allen Pond Park is the City's premier 85-acre multi-use park which is home to the Bowie Ice Arena, Robert V. Setera Amphitheater, Bowie Skate Park, and Allen Pond, a 10-acre stocked pond. Allen Pond is one of the two major parks in the City, the second being Whitemarsh Park.

Both of these parks offer picnic facilities for rent. Learn more about reserving facilities within the park. 



The park is also home to Opportunity Park, which offers 100% accessible experiences at its preschool and school-aged playground.

Opportunity Park PlaygroundGroup Area 5


Fishing is allowed from the shore only at Allen Pond. Persons 16 years of age and older must have a Maryland fishing license (obtainable at Maryland Department of Natural Resources).Each license must have a trout stamp. The pond is stocked by DNR several times a year, click here to view a video of the process.