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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. 


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

Opportunity Park Playground drum circle 3

It is one of two major Bowie parks (Allen Pond Park and Whitemarsh Park) that offer picnic facilities for rent. Learn more about reserving facilities within the park.  

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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. 

Allen Pond Fish 2009.03.26-002