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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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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. 

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