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Potomac Overlook Regional Park

Picnic Shelter

Potomac Overlook Regional Park shelter

Potomac Overlook has covered shelter space for rent that can accommodate up to a maximum of 50 people. Features include picnic tables, a bench circle, and convenient restrooms adjacent to the space.

If your event is outside the scope of a simple picnic (food, beverage and guests), a Special Use Permit and $25 non-refundable processing fee is required along with your reservation.  This application does not reserve the shelter. The shelter reservation must be made separately.

The Special Use Permit is required if:

  • You want to have a “public gathering”, such as a demonstration, picketing, speech making, parades, ceremonies, meetings, rallies, entertainment, games, shows, concerts and all other forms of public assembly.
  • You would like to sponsor or arrange a public gathering of more than 75 persons upon property owned or operated by the NOVA Parks.

Rules & Regulations

Amusement Devices

Amusement devices such as inflatables, rock walls, etc. are prohibited at this shelter.


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Patio Shelter (50 person)

Full day rental





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Auditorium Hourly Rental

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To book the auditorium , call Potomac Overlook Regional Park at 703-528-5406.

Admission to the James I. Mayer Center for Environmental Education is free. Program fees may apply. 

Ice Skating at Cameron Run Regional Park

Enjoy gliding on the ice at Cameron Run Regional Park, just minutes from Old Town Alexandria! Open weekends and holidays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., January 6-February 25. Tickets are only available for purchase online.