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Watkins Antique Carousel, Train & Miniature Golf
Watkins Regional Park
2014 HOURS OF OPERATION
Saturdays, May 3,10 & 17 and Sundays May 4,11 and 18: 12 noon - 5 pm
Thursdays, May 8,15 and 22 and Fridays, May 9,16 and 23: 10 am - 3 pm
REGULAR SUMMER SEASONAL HOURS (beginning on Saturday, May 24).
* Memorial Day Weekend through August 24
Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 am - 7 pm
Sundays, 12 noon - 5 pm (new hours!)
* CLOSED MONDAYS except May 26 (Memorial Day) and September 1 (Labor Day).
Closes at 4 pm on July 4 (Independence Day)
* Open weekends only in September.
Saturdays, 10 am - 7 pm and Sundays, 12 noon - 5 pm.
The Chesapeake Carousel
Located within Watkins Regional Park, the Chesapeake Carousel is believed to have been constructed by Gustav Dentzel at the turn of the century. The carousel operated at Chesapeake Beach through 1972. Restoration has been ongoing since its acquisition by M-NCPPC in 1974; it was re-opened to the public here in July 1977. The carousel is open seasonally, and provides delightful experiences for the young and the young-at-heart. Carousel is wheelchair accessible.
Visitors to Watkins Regional Park this summer will surely delight in the miniature train. A shiny silver and black C.P. Huntington replica miniature Locomotive made its inaugural appearance at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Kinderfest in the park.
Bring family and friends to play on the greens of our 18 hole course that will surely challenge your golfing skills!
Children's Birthday Parties 2014 - Permit required!
NOTE: Reservations for parties will be accepted beginning Monday, March 3, 2014 for the 2014 season.
Download a Birthday Party ApplicationParties are offered on our outdoor patio on select dates and times during operating hours by permit only. Maximum group size is 30. We supply the basic decorations – you supply the food. (Cookouts are prohibited in this area) Cost: $100 resident* ($120 non-resident) plus $50 rental deposit. Payment is required at time of reservation. At least one week's notice required; personal checks are not accepted for payment on reservations made with less than 14 days notice. Cost includes: balloons, party hats, mini train or carousel sticker book and 2 hour patio reservation. Tickets to ride the train and carousel may be purchased the day of the party at the group rate; golf is a flat fee. Call 301-218-6700 for details and booking requirements. Please note: The last day for Birthday Party bookings on the patio for 2014 is Sunday, September 28, the last day of the regular season.
2014 Fees (NEW!)