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Have a Picnic

Children head toward the picnic grove in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook Park

The Greenbelt is a wonderful place to relax with your family and friends and enjoy a picnic. High Rock has picnic benches just inside the main gate. The picnic grove behind the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park offers a shaded spot for your family and friends. A playground, the Carousel and Willowbrook Lake are within walking distance. The Carousel sells refreshments during its operating season (May – October). The Nature Center offers bench seating under a tree canopy or in partial shade. The Grille Room and patio at LaTourette golf course are open to the public; enjoying the view of the rolling fairways is a great way to spend your lunch hour.

If you are planning a picnic with over 20 guests, it is necessary to get a permit in advance; the procedure is outlined here.