Interested in renting one of the picnic areas for an event?
There are three picnic areas in Lake Roland: Fishing Pier Picnic Area, Nature Center Picnic Area, and Acorn Hill Picnic Area.
Each picnic area includes two table reservations, can accommodate up to 20 people, and has all the same rules and regulations as our pavilions. Lake Roland (park) hours are sunrise to sunset and picnic area events are required to conclude one half hour before park closing. These areas are not a covered rental area and do not exclude others visitors normal usage at the pier. All reservations are Rain or Shine.
Charcoal or wood-type fires are permitted in private or park-owned grills. Private grills are prohibited from being used on top of park picnic tables. The use of any form of compressed or pressurized fuel source such propane, natural gas, or other fuel types under pressure is prohibited in the park.
All locations are $50 for a 4-hour timeslot, or $100 for all-day.
From Sep 6 through March 31
Morning: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Afternoon: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
All Day: 9:00am to 6:00pm
From April 1 through Sep 5
Morning: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Afternoon: 3:00pm to 7:00pm
All Day: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Fishing Pier Picnic Area
Located on the upper platform of the Fishing Pier, this picnic area offers a great view of the lake, shade from a tree, and includes use of the grill.
Nature Center Picnic Area
Located in the grass field across from the Nature Center, this picnic area is filled with beautiful trees, has a splendid view of the water flowing over the dam, and easy access to the Nature Center with all its amenities (during open hours).
Acorn Hill Picnic Area
Located adjacent to the Acorn Hill Playground, this picnic area is shaded by beautiful oaks and maples, and sits you right up to the playground for the kids.