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Burba Park Recreation Area


As long as Fort Meade is under a Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo, Covid-19 restrictions will apply. All indoor & outdoor events will need to be pre approved through the Fort Meade DPTMS Recovery Review Board (RRB). Once an event is approved, a reservation can be made through us. Capacity amounts have decreased. Please contact us for details.

During the spring & summer of 2022, a construction project will be underway behind the Burba Cottage area. Construction equipment and noises may be prevalent during this time. 

Burba Park includes six lakeside locations perfect for Family functions or unit/organization picnics. Outdoor pavilion includes tables, benches, grills, horseshoe pits, a softball field and a volleyball court. The cottage location features tables, chairs, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Burba Park Recreational Area Map (PDF)

Location and Amenities

Address: Roberts Avenue, Llwellyn Avenue, McKay Avenue, and Wilson Street

There are three fishing piers and benches located around the lake for your enjoyment.
The lake is surrounded with a blacktop walking path.

The Cottage (Banquet Hall/Meeting Room)

Burba Cottage is open for rental from April 1 through January 1 each year.

  • a full kitchen
  • refrigerator
  • freezer
  • a microwave
  • warming oven
  • an ice-making machine
  • a stage with spot lights and lectern
  • assembly hall
  • long tables (2.5x 8)
  • round tables (60" dia.)
  • indoor restrooms (1 female, 1 male, 1 handicap)
  • serving line in kitchen
  • cabinets and counter space
  • central air and heating system
  • accommodations for 75-150 people
  • chairs
  • outside patio and large charcoal grill
  • horseshoe pit

Outside Picnic Pavilions

Open for rental from April 15 through October 15 each year.

  • volleyball court (net and ball are provided)
  • softball field (bats, bases, balls are provided - Pavilions #1 and #3 only)
  • horseshoe pits (stakes, shoes provided)
  • volleyball court (net, ball provided)
  • horseshoe pits (stakes, shoes provided)

All pavilions come with a charcoal grill, electrical outlets, water fountain, picnic benches/tables.

Note: These are guest-cleaned facilities. Inspections and checklists will be done before and after usage. Fees will be assessed for deficiencies.

Burba Lake Fishing

Burba Lake is open for fishing. All state regulations are in effect. For more information please call +1(301)677-3810

Fishing is allowed in Burba lake. Local fishing permit is required for adults. Burba lake is stocked yearly. There is no swimming or boating on the lake.

Fees and Policies

Pavilions and the cottage are for use by eligible persons. Reservations can be made at Building 2300 Wilson Street, +1(301) 677-3810 The possibility of advance reservation depends on the patron's status and the type of function.

Fees are subject to change without notice.

Pavilions 1 and 3 (open Apr. 15-Oct. 15) all come with the following items (located in a locked box behind the backstop of each softball field area):

Softball Set: 2 bats, 3 balls, and 4 bases.

Volleyball Set: 1 volleyball and net set up in the area.   

Horseshoe set: 4 horseshoes, 2 stakes, and 1 mallet

1 broom and 1 dustpan.

These two pavilions cost $100 each, per day for active-duty, Reservists, retired, DOD Civilians, and registered private organizations.

Pavilions 2, 4 and 5 (open Apr. 15-Oct. 15) all come with the following items (located in a locked box behind the backstop of each area):

Volleyball set: 1 volleyball and net set up in the area.

Horseshoe set: 4 horseshoes, 2 stakes, and one mallet.

1 broom and 1 dustpan.

These three pavilions cost $80 each per day for active-duty, Reservists, retired, DOD Civilians, and registered private organizations.

The cottage* is $300 (open Apr. 1-Dec. 31) for active-duty Reservists, retired, DOD Civilians, and registered private organizations. (Maximum capacity is 150)

The cottage is equipped with the following items:

11 long tables (2.5'x8')
14 round tables (60")
150 chairs
Horseshoe set: 4 horseshoes and 2 stakes.
1 Push broom
1 Broom w/dust pan
4 Mops and  2 buckets
4 Fire extinguishers
Garbage Cans: 3 large in the kitchen and 1 in each bathroom

Use of the facilities is by reservation only, and reservations can be made through our office; use of areas is subject to eligibility and availability.
* A $200 Cleaning Deposit is required upon reservation.

Cancellation Fee: $20

Burba Park Recreation Area (PDF)

Reservation Guidelines

  • Reservations must be made in person.
  • Burba Cottage is available from Apr. 1 through Dec. 31.
  • Burba Pavilions are available from Apr. 15 through October 15.
  • Arrangements can be made for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Reservations are being accepted for active-duty, Reserve, retired, and DoD Civilians.

Burba Park Eligibility List (PDF)

Once you have confirmed that a date and area of the park is available, save time and complete the Questionnaire below to provide to us.

Burba Park Event Questionnaire(PDF)

Sponsor Responsibility

Sponsor Responsibility List For Burba Park Cottage (PDF)

Sponsor Responsibility List For Picnic Area (PDF)

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