M-NCPPC, Parks & Recreation In Prince George’s County, MD
Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Prince George's County Department of Parks & Recreation
6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737
301.699.2255 TTY 301.699.2544
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency serving Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland with parks, recreation, and planning. M-NCPPC's Prince George's Department of Parks and Recreation is a well-respected leader in the field with an unprecedented six national gold medals for excellence.
The Department provides quality recreation programs, facilities, and services for residents and visitors. It operates more than 27,000 acres of parkland throughout the county, which showcases parks, picnic areas, athletic fields, historic sites, community centers, and recreation facilities. Outdoor festivals, live performances, trips, self-improvement classes, teen and senior activities, summer camps, fitness and sports programs, art and nature programs, and more than 40 miles of hiker/biker/equestrian trails are just a few of the recreational amenities offered. To maintain the county's natural beauty, a large percentage of the land has been left undeveloped to provide natural open spaces.
A skilled and qualified workforce of community recreation specialists, park planners, naturalists, park police, support staff, and many others helps the department provide quality services to the residents of Prince George’s County. For more information or assistance with any of the facilities, please contact Juanita Akida Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amenities & Programs
- Art and nature programs
- Fitness and sports programs
- Live performances
- More than 90 miles of hiker/biker/equestrian trails
- Outdoor festivals
- Self-improvement classes
- Summer camps
- Teen and senior activities
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Extending Summer Swimming and Expanding Fall Fun
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the reopening of more outdoor amenities, including camping, canoeing, kayaking, and nature activities.
For all swim sessions, capacity remains limited. Reservations are required for all swim sessions. See locations, availability and make reservations at pgparks.com/swimming reservations.
Tennis – Visit pgparks.com/tennis for locations, hours and to call for reservations.
Old Maryland Farm – Now open for visitors, there is NO admission fee and walk-ups only. Space is limited and visitors may have to wait to enter if the facility is at capacity.
Camping – Watkins Regional Park and Patuxent River Park campgrounds offer campsites and primitive tenting available for Friday to Sunday rentals only. Online reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the rental date with a 10-person maximum. To make a reservation and for the list of rules and regulations, please visit outdoors.pgparks.com and PatuxentRiverPark.com.
Canoe/Kayak Rentals – Patuxent River Park offers canoe and kayak rentals. Online reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the rental date and patrons must be 18 years of age or older. To make a reservation and review the list of rental regulations, please visit PatuxentRiverPark.com.
Bladensburg Waterfront Park – Canoe and kayak rentals are available. Online reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the rental date and patrons must be 18 years of age or older. To make a reservation, visit pgparksdirect.com, and for the list of rental regulations, visit pgparks.com/BladensburgWaterfrontPark.
Golf – The department has added adult programming and youth leagues this fall.
PGA Junior League 13U is a team-based golf competition for juniors ages 7 to 13.
PGA Junior League 18U is a team-based golf competition for high-school aged players.
Cost: $50/per player. Register through pgparksdirect.com.
The First Tee of Greater Washington will remain our program for introducing the game of golf to the youth of Prince George’s County. First Tee has been an excellent way of exposing youth in the county to golf.
Register for First Tee programs hosted at department golf courses at thefirstteedc.org.
Adult Golf Programming – The Intro to Golf four-week program at Paint Branch Golf Course is held once a week.
Class size: 9 (students and one instructor). Register through pgparksdirect.com.
Parks for hiking, biking, walking paths, fishing, boating and picnics
1. Watkins Regional Park - Hiking, biking, walking paths, picnics
2. Cosca Regional Park - Kayaking, trails, picnics, walking paths, hiking, biking, fishing
3. Walker Mill Regional Park - Walking paths, biking, picnics
4. Fairland Regional Park - Walking paths, biking,
5. Governor’s Bridge Natural Area - Canoeing, fishing, walking paths
6. Patuxent River Park - Kayaking, canoeing, trails, picnics
7. Bladensburg Waterfront Park - Kayaking, canoeing, trails, walking paths, picnics
8. Lake Artemesia - Walking paths, fishing, biking
9. Jug Bay Natural Area - Canoeing, kayaking
10. Cheltenham Park Wetlands Park - Hiking, biking, trails,