Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation Let us help you find newer, greater ways to live more & play more in Prince George’s County. Start now & be sure to have fun! Monitored Mon. - Fri. 8AM - 5PM
The Department of Parks and Recreation pledges to: • Provide stewardship of our county's natural, cultural, and historical resources • Foster the need of our citizens for recreational pursuits in a leisure environment • Provide the highest standard of excellence in public service through cooperative partnership with our diverse community

At the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George's County, playing is a big part of our life. How big? We’re talking 28,000 acres of parklands - big. One hundred miles of hiking trails - big. More activities, learning, camps, pools, event centers, athletic fields and playgrounds than you can shake your favorite stick at - big. So anytime you’re doing something fun in Prince George’s County, discovering something new and fascinating, or just enjoying the great outdoors, take a look around. You’ll probably see an M-NCPPC sign nearby.

Mission: In partnership with our citizens, the Department of Parks and Recreation provides comprehensive park and recreation programs, facilities, and services which respond to changing needs within our communities. We strive to preserve, enhance, and protect our open spaces to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations in a safe and secure environment.

Be Smart, Do Your Part! The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission urges our residents and visitors to d...
06/03/2020

Be Smart, Do Your Part!

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission urges our residents and visitors to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
• Golf courses have reopened with updated social distancing guidelines and safety procedures
• All facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice
• Outdoor tennis courts are open. Please follow social distancing guidelines when using them
• If you go to a park or trail to exercise, use extreme caution. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when outside.
• Do not participate in group team or contact sports such as basketball, football, kickball, softball, and soccer.
• Cookouts are also not permitted in our parks until further notice.
• Avoid touching surfaces including playground equipment, benches, and other sports equipment that are handled by others.
• We discourage gathering in our parks and remind patrons that it is illegal to gather in groups of 10 or more.

COVID Testing location at RollingCrest Community Center/Splash Pool facility is open. Free testing available. No appoint...
06/02/2020

COVID Testing location at RollingCrest Community Center/Splash Pool facility is open. Free testing available. No appointment required.

Have you seen these box shaped seed pods before? They are commonly found on the edges of wetlands, streams, and ponds!
06/02/2020

Have you seen these box shaped seed pods before? They are commonly found on the edges of wetlands, streams, and ponds!

Seed Box (Ludwiga alternifolia) is aptly named for their box shaped seed pods. This native perennial wildflower grows on the edges of wetlands, streams, and ponds and blooms in the summer with tiny yellow flowers. Each individual flower often only lasts about a day, and then the plant produces the box shaped seed pods. When dried, the seed pods rattle.
Photo by Park Naturalist Mary Dombrowski.
#pgparks #nature #mdwildflowers #thegreatoutdoors

06/01/2020

What meat would you like to see grilled next on Facebook Live?

Be Smart, Do Your Part! The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission urges our residents and visitors to d...
06/01/2020

Be Smart, Do Your Part!

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission urges our residents and visitors to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
• Golf courses have reopened with updated social distancing guidelines and safety procedures
• All facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice
• Outdoor tennis courts are open. Please follow social distancing guidelines when using them
• If you go to a park or trail to exercise, use extreme caution. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when outside.
• Do not participate in group team or contact sports such as basketball, football, kickball, softball, and soccer.
• Cookouts are also not permitted in our parks until further notice.
• Avoid touching surfaces including playground equipment, benches, and other sports equipment that are handled by others.
• We discourage gathering in our parks and remind patrons that it is illegal to gather in groups of 10 or more.

In case you missed the recording, it is now available for viewing at PGCensus2020.org (https://www.mncppc.org/44…/Prince...
06/01/2020

In case you missed the recording, it is now available for viewing at PGCensus2020.org (https://www.mncppc.org/44…/Prince-Georges-County-Census-2020).

Did You Miss the State of the Census: A Virtual Town Hall Conversation w/ Congressman Anthony Brown?

You can now watch a recording of the town hall on our website at PGCensus2020.org (https://www.mncppc.org/4480/Prince-Georges-County-Census-2020).

If you haven’t done so already, please don’t forget to tell 5 people to complete the Census TODAY at My2020Census.Gov or call 1-844-333-2020 (English) 1-844-468-2020 (Spanish)!

#ProudToBeCounted #PGCensus2020 #CountDMVIn

Maryland plans to open and transform another vehicle emissions site this week in Clinton and open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....
06/01/2020
More Coronavirus Testing Coming in Prince George’s

Maryland plans to open and transform another vehicle emissions site this week in Clinton and open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

https://bit.ly/3eFxJcY

On the first day the state of Maryland transformed a Hyattsville vehicle emissions station into a free drive-thru coronavirus testing site, hundreds of motorists waited patiently to get screened.

05/31/2020

We’re Live with 2019 Beltway BBQ Grand Champion, Michael Fay!

He's showing us how to prepare, cook, and finish some tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs!

05/31/2020

15 minutes until we go Live! Join us to learn our to make the perfect rack of ribs!!

PG Xtreme Teens
05/31/2020

PG Xtreme Teens

Grab n Go STEAM takes Flight-- Join us for a Free STEAM Kit Giveaway to Youth and Teens on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 12pm - 2pm (while supplies last) @ Glenarden Community Center, Oakcrest Community Center and Marlow Heights Community Center. Go to PGXtremeteens.com for more information. Please share pics and videos with us at #pgparksSTEAM #GrabNGoSTEAM Enjoy!!

05/30/2020

The first thing to consider when starting a garden is whether or not you want it to be indoors or outside. Learn all you need to know about how to garden from Ranger George!

The stay-at-home order will be lifted for Prince George's County this Monday. Please stay safe and use good judgement.
05/30/2020

The stay-at-home order will be lifted for Prince George's County this Monday. Please stay safe and use good judgement.

05/29/2020
PG Parks Nature

The osprey chicks have hatched at Patuxent River Park!

Osprey chicks have hatched in Nest 1 at Patuxent River Park! Check them out live at http://outdoors.pgparks.com/3441/Wildlife-Cameras and watch their journey as they grow up. You can also see the female in Nest 2 sitting on her own eggs in the short clip below which should hatch any day now!
#PatuxentRiverPark #PGParksNature #PGParks

05/29/2020
Fitness Friday, May 29: Yoga

Strengthen your body, increase flexibility, and free your mind. Join us for a stress relieving session of yoga in this week's edition of #FitnessFriday
https://bit.ly/2TRvif9

Learn basic moves to strengthen your body, increase flexibility, and free your mind.

We're in for some gorgeous weather this weekend! Be sure to be smart and do you part to stop the spread when you're out ...
05/29/2020

We're in for some gorgeous weather this weekend! Be sure to be smart and do you part to stop the spread when you're out hitting the links!

Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation golf courses are now open. Before visiting the greens, please review safety guidelines and new procedures for Enterprise Golf Course, Henson Creek Golf Course & Paint Branch Golf Complex.

Northwest Branch Trail CLOSED 6/1 - 6/8 between West Hyattsville Metro & Kirkwood Apts. for ... from M-NCPPC Department ...
05/29/2020
Northwest Branch Trail CLOSED 6/1 - 6/8 between West Hyattsville Metro & Kirkwood Apts. for ... from M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation : Nixle

Northwest Branch Trail CLOSED 6/1 - 6/8 between West Hyattsville Metro & Kirkwood Apts. for ... from M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation : Nixle

5/29/2020 - A section of the Northwest Branch Trail located between the West Hyattsville Metrorail station and the Kirkwood Apartment complex will be closed for repairs, for one week beginning June ...

05/29/2020

Pools for the Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County remain closed to assess our ability to open safely and maintain social distancing. An update will be forthcoming.

As a reminder, traditional summer camps are canceled and we will be announcing our virtual offerings in the coming weeks.

Looking for a fun way to engage the little ones? Consider creating your own mini ecosystem!
05/28/2020

Looking for a fun way to engage the little ones? Consider creating your own mini ecosystem!

A great way to learn about and study ecosystems is to make your own! Kids and adults alike can create their own mini-ecosystem in a jar and watch the water cycle in action. Fill your glass jars with everything needed for your little kingdom, including soil, pebbles, real plants, and mini dinosaurs, dragons, unicorns, or fairy figurines to keep the plants company. These enclosed, self-sustaining ecosystems can last for years if properly taken care of.
#pgparks #nature #ecosphere

Explore your back yard, a local park or other outdoor environment. Tell your nature story by drawing, painting, photogra...
05/28/2020

Explore your back yard, a local park or other outdoor environment. Tell your nature story by drawing, painting, photographing, or through poetry. Enter the art contest by uploading your artwork to be displayed in our Nature Quest exhibition and possibly win a cash prize!

Open to youth ages 18 & under.
Contest ends on November 1, 2020

For more information and to submit your entry- https://bit.ly/3etyply

05/27/2020

Ever wonder how to cook the perfect rack of ribs? This Sunday at 1pm we are going Facebook Live with the 2019 Beltway BBQ Grand Champion, Michael Fay!

He'll be showing us how to prepare, cook, and finish some tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs! Be sure to tune in!

05/27/2020
PGParks History

How did kids get to school in the past? Find out in the latest episode of History with 10 Year-Olds!

History With 10 Year Olds is back with another great question - how did kids in the past get to school?

05/26/2020
How to Fold Five Incredible Paper Airplanes | WIRED

Happy National Paper Airplane Day 🛩️
Check out this cool video on how to fold 5 different paper airplanes. Make them yourself and share the videos with us! We'd love to see them! #LiveMorePlayMore #STEAM

https://bit.ly/3cb5jpD

John Collins, the Paper Airplane Guy, shows how to fold five amazing paper planes. We’ve also posted instructions for four of the planes -- excerpts from Col...

Let us indulge in success stories of Prince George's County's historic sites while enjoying some wine and cheese, virtua...
05/26/2020

Let us indulge in success stories of Prince George's County's historic sites while enjoying some wine and cheese, virtually of course!

Register in advance - https://bit.ly/3dgzwF7

Looking for employment? We're hiring both full-time and part-time positions in multiple different areas and specialties....
05/26/2020

Looking for employment? We're hiring both full-time and part-time positions in multiple different areas and specialties.

Opportunities - https://bit.ly/3ehuvvZ

Do you know someone who resides in Prince George's County and is 100 years or better? Have them contact us at centenaria...
05/26/2020

Do you know someone who resides in Prince George's County and is 100 years or better? Have them contact us at [email protected]! We want to recognize them!

Si conoce alguna persona que viva en el Condado de Prince George's mayor de 100 anos de edad y le gustaria tener un reconocimiento especial, por favor envie un correa electronico a [email protected]

05/26/2020
3 Rounds At Home Workout with Olympian Simone Manuel

Olympic Swimmer Simone Manuel won two gold and two silver medals in the Rio Olympics. Check out her quick at home workout focusing on a variety of exercises that gets the whole body engaged! #NationalWaterSafetyMonth #PGCWaterSafety

https://bit.ly/2ZEVg9w

Olympian Simone Manuel shares her "3 Rounds" At Home Workout focusing on a variety of exercises to get the whole body engaged.

Today, we collectively remember and pay our respects to those who have served our country. Stay safe and please celebrat...
05/25/2020

Today, we collectively remember and pay our respects to those who have served our country. Stay safe and please celebrate Memorial Day responsibly.

Hoy, en el Memorial Day, recordamos y honramos a aquellos hombres y mujeres de las fuerzas armadas que hicieron el máximo sacrificio por nuestro país y por nuestra libertad. Manténgase seguro y celebre este día con su familia de manera responsable.

Don't forget to vote in the Presidential Primary! Voter registration deadline is May 27th! No olvide completar su boleta...
05/25/2020

Don't forget to vote in the Presidential Primary! Voter registration deadline is May 27th!

No olvide completar su boleta y enviarla por correo!

https://bit.ly/3e4FeK4

Are you a teen, age 16 or older who loves to act, sing, and dance and wants hands-on experience performing in front of l...
05/23/2020

Are you a teen, age 16 or older who loves to act, sing, and dance and wants hands-on experience performing in front of live audiences? Our Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater were designed just for you.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/35Tntua

Awesome @PGParks staff preparing for a great day! Ready to welcome you back to golf, ready for business and prepared wit...
05/23/2020

Awesome @PGParks staff preparing for a great day! Ready to welcome you back to golf, ready for business and prepared with safety protocols. #LiveMorePlayMore #PrinceGeorgesProud
#TheTeeBox #Golf

If you're heading out on a boat this weekend be sure to stay safe! Complete the free BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Sa...
05/22/2020

If you're heading out on a boat this weekend be sure to stay safe!

Complete the free BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety course?! If so, post it in the comments and you'll be entered to win a Free Family pass for 1 month, upon reopening, and a $50 Target Gift Card!

If you haven't yet, there is still time. We won't be picking a winner until tomorrow. Good luck! #PGCwatersafety

Online Boating Course- https://bit.ly/2TrOYGz

Our golf courses are opening shortly but please remember to continue to practice proper social distancing practices! We ...
05/22/2020

Our golf courses are opening shortly but please remember to continue to practice proper social distancing practices! We want to make sure everyone is safe when hitting the greens.

We've also recently launched a new Facebook Group called "The Tee Box" for everything golf! Check it out!

https://bit.ly/2zoYRO9

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6600 Kenilworth Ave
Riverdale Park, MD
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Our 4yo loved your programs before. Are you considering how to have programs once the state reopens? Could you offer a social distance soccer ball handling class, for example, where parents try to help young children remain 6 feet from the child to the left and right, bring their own soccer ball and get some exercise and follow coach's instructions in a safe way? Just thinking about the future.
All Maryland public schools are closed March 16 - 27, 2020 Inbox x Prince George’s County Public Schools Unsubscribe 5:05 PM (12 minutes ago) to me PGCPS Announcements - Anuncios Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Bookmark and Share State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced all Maryland public schools will close Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27 as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. More information to come. La superintendente de las escuelas del estado anunció que todas las escuelas de Maryland estarán cerradas entre el lunes 16 de marzo y el viernes, 27 de marzo, como parte de los esfuerzos de ralentizar la propagación del COVID-19. Más información vendrá enseguida. Will all PG County dept of Parks and Recreation classes be canceled as well? Will public parks remain open?
How can I purchase tickets for the Hay ride through the Winter Lights?
When is the trip to Watkins Park to see the Festival of Lights?
https://www.facebook.com/Skylarjay959/ Can you please hit the like button on my business page please thank you so much
Jae Marie possible vending opportunity?
Can we please get some more speed bumps on the road going up the hill and the new road to the new parking lot in Colmar Manor Park? People have been drag racing from the first soccer field, up the hill down and down the new road (when the gate is open). Also, as I have suggested many time can we please have some barriers to prevent truck and cars from driving on the wooded trails. I have seen multiple people joy ride in the woods and now people dumping waste. We spent 100's of thousands of tax dollars on the the road and parking lot that were not needed we can certainly spend a few hundred on speed bumps and tasteful barriers to prevent someone from getting hurt and the park become a dump again. Thank you
Thank you for keeping us updated and getting us active in our area!!!
Carlos A Ocasio, Acting Program Superintendent of Northern Area Parks and Recreation in Prince George's County recognized as 1 in 100 Influential Latinos in the DMV area for providing new innovative programs and support to o all Latinos. #orgulloboricua. https://www.facebook.com/555319487/posts/10158672921294488/
SPRING BREAK GIRL SCOUT CAMP $45.00 for the WHOLE WEEK! Transportation and snack included! April 15th-18th, 9am-4pm! Your daughter will do arts&crafts, girl scout traditions, STEM, games and so much more! Register your daughter at www.surveymonkey.com/r/cb-camper If you have any questions or need help registering please call 301-861-5860 or email [email protected] Adult and teen volunteers needed!
Is Wells Ice Skating Rink open on Monday for the holiday?
BOXING FITNESS Bowie & Westphalia Community Center. 🥊🥊🥊