Yards Park
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From receptions to festivals to corporate picnics to fundraising events, The Yards Park is a perfect place to host your next event!  The unique riverfront park presents a variety of spaces for rent including the River Street Gardens and the expansive boardwalk. Take a look at our Park Areas for inspiration, then consult our Event Inquiry Process for guidance on bringing your event to The Yards Park.

For Small Gatherings, Birthdays, Casual Picnics, or the like

Based on DC Public Park guidelines, you may use the park without a reservation if your event observes the following conditions:

  • 20 people or less
  • No alcohol
  • No tents
  • No paid vendors, including on-site catering, event rentals, or paid entertainment (children's party performers, bounce house, DJs, Tent or Event Rentals, etc.)
  • No amplified music​
  • No more than five park tables claimed for your party
  • The park must be left in the condition that it was found, or better - no food residue, decorations, or other evidence of use should be present.

Any violation of these conditions may result in fines for damage or misuse. Yards Park staff and security are authorized to intervene and correct any violations.

You will have access to areas around the canal, waterfall and surrounding green space on a first come, first serve basis. Please review our Park Rules & Procedures, and check the Events Calendar to see if your desired area is available, so you can make your plans accordingly.