Allen Pond, a 10-acre stocked pond, is actually part of a major park in Bowie, Allen Pond Park. You can find an ice skating rink, an amphitheater, ball fields, horseshoe pits, and plenty of jungle gyms. The park allows individuals over the age of 16 to fish from the shoe of Allen Pond. Families could allow choose to rent a paddle boat or enjoy walking or biking one of the parks trails. Thinking of hosting a picnic or cookout? Allen Pond offers picnic facilities and grills for rent. Allen Pond is just one more reason why I love the city of Bowie, the family-oriented atmosphere. I spent my formative years in Bowie, Maryland and I can atest that it is a great place to raise a family!