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Boathouse at Allen Pond Park
The boathouse at Allen Pond Park offers paddleboat rentals on weekends and some holidays.  A paddleboat rental is a great way to introduce a youngster to boating in a safe and enjoyable way.  If you are into cardio-fitness, try renting a paddleboat for 30 minutes and paddling around Allen Pond.

Improvements are coming.....In the summer 2013, the boat dock will be replaced with a state-of-the-art floating dock, offering a more appealing look and experience for customers. 

        *** 2013 Boat Rentals are expected to begin Memorial Day Weekend: May 25, 2013 ***

Hours of Operation
Monday Days Open Hours Open
May Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
June - August Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
September Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Boathouse is also open Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.

Allen Pond Park Paddleboat Rental Rates (30-Minute Rental)
Resident Status Rate
City of Bowie Resident $6
Non-Resident $15

Only cash is accepted for boat rental payments. Identification is required for City of Bowie resident rate.

The boathouse may close due to inclement weather. If there is a question about the weather, please call  301-262-6200 ext. 3116 to confirm if the boathouse is open.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Additional rules apply and may be obtained at the boathouse. 
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There are restrooms and first aid supplies at the boathouse. When the boathouse is open, park users may go to the boathouse to contact a park ranger.