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Watkins Regional Park

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Great park for kids

I love taking my grandson here. The playground is fun and very safe. There is a Wizard of Oz theme... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
via mobile
Hidden Gem!!

Our kids love this park!! So much to do. From the adorable Wizard of oz playground,to the awesome... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annapolis, Maryland
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“wizard of oz”(14 reviews)
“nature center”(17 reviews)
“petting zoo”(7 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-1950
+1 301-218-6700
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All reviews wizard of oz nature center petting zoo train ride festival of lights antique carousel all ages child's birthday wonderful world merry go round mini golf farm animals fantastic playground walking trails picnic pavilions follow the yellow brick road putt putt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love taking my grandson here. The playground is fun and very safe. There is a Wizard of Oz theme and it’s goid for young kids. He loves going to the nature center to see the animals too.

Thank LisaMarie20772
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids love this park!! So much to do. From the adorable Wizard of oz playground,to the awesome nature center, carousel, petting zoo, and train you can't get bored. Definitely gets packed quickly on the weekends so best to get there early. Easy to make...More

Thank EKee55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is tucked away in a good way. There's ample parking and playground equipment for the kids. There's also a ice cream truck which is perfect for a hot day or any day! There's plenty of open space for running around as well. There's...More

Thank Ericka T
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Watkins Park is located in Upper Marlboro Maryland. It is really a hidden spot that a lot of people do not realize is there. It's a good place for a picnic to go and play a pickup game of football or just to go and...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Went there for a cook out with the neighbors, it's a nice big park but nothing extra special. It was kind of confusing when trying to find what area everyone was meeting in.

Thank TLJ601
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit for all ages. They have campsites, a minature golf course, train that takes you on a nice ride, a nature center, a carousel a playground and plenty of hiking trails. Everthing is well maintained like new. This is...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Children will LOVE the Wizard of Oz section (a beautiful playground). Just “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”. It was our two-year old granddaughter’s first visit there. It took a few minutes to warm up to the area and the crowds. She chose the things that...More

Thank Bzyrbee
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were at the North Beach history museum in North Beach MD and found out that there was an amusement park there years ago. It had a merry-go-round when it closed. We asked about it and was told that it had been moved to Watkins...More

Thank stevene254
Reviewed 27 July 2018

So much to see so much to do, yet such a beautiful place just to relax and lie idly on the grass. The quiet, peaceful, wooded, clean surroundings remind me of what it must have felt like in the garden of Eden. But of course,...More

Thank alexandrina55
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Not only do they have a great playground don’t miss the nature center, mini golf, merry go round, farm yard, and more. Check for season hours and openings. Love his place!

Thank SM366474
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10 August 2018|
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Response from luv2ride | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so but for something so specific, you should contact the park management - I would take anyone’s answer here (that is park users) with a grain of salt. Contact pgparks. org and find the number for Watkins park... More
5 October 2017|
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Response from dcwendy2016 | Reviewed this property |
The park is open 9-5 most days. Here is their general information phone number tel:301-218-6700 Take note: carousel, miniature train, and putt-putt golf course are closed for season. Nature Center and Old Farm are open.