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DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County is the only six-time national Gold Medal winner for excellence in parks and recreation management in the nation. 

The mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with our residents is to provide 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. The Department of Parks and Recreation’s youth sports vision is to deliver to County residents a seamless, easy access, one-stop experience for youth sports. This includes program registration, athletic permitting, coaches registry, access to information on public and private programs, camps and clinics, and access to public facilities for youth sports teams. 

Youth sports programming is central to the Department’s mission, and programs are widely offered through multiple divisions within. Additionally, the Department of Parks and Recreation works with Boys & Girls Clubs, the Board of Education / Prince George’s County Public Schools System, and other independent sports organizations to implement current programs. 

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GAME ON: YOUTH SPORTS STRATEGIC PLAN FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 

Game On is a 12-month comprehensive assessment of youth sports opportunities in the County that will lead to the development and delivery of a multi-year strategic plan. This plan will build upon our rich tradition of participation in youth sports programs. 

Led by the consulting firm BerryDunn, Game On is being developed in close collaboration between the M-NCPPC, Prince George’s County Government, partnered and independent youth sports organizations, and the community. At the end of the planning process, the Youth Sports Strategic Plan will be shared with the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County for approval.

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ELEMENTS OF THE YOUTH SPORTS STRATEGIC PLAN

  1. Programs
  2. Creating Connections
  3. Fields & Facilities
  4. Registration
  5. Coaching
  6. Marketing

The Department facilitates classes, clinics, leagues, and tournaments for various ages in the following sports: aquatics, baseball and softball, basketball, boxing, cross country, figure skating, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. We have a long-standing relationship with the Prince George’s County Boys & Girls Club, providing administrative support for its athletic programs, including cheerleading. We also partner with regional professional sports organizations, colleges, and universities to provide enhanced sports programming. 

We understand we need to grow our offerings and their delivery. Through the Game On planning process, we want to hear your ideas on what more we can provide to our residents.

Project Timeline

The strategic planning process is organized in four phases, beginning in 2020 and continuing through 2021.

  1. PHASE 1
  2. PHASE 2
  3. PHASE 3
  4. PHASE 4

PHASE 1: Discovery 

Our public engagement process uses a mixed methods approach including surveys, meetings, workshops, and interviews to create an inclusive process for the diverse population of the County. We are personally engaging members of the community through interactive online focus groups and through virtual Town Hall meetings. Stakeholders and community members are encouraged to stay updated on our process through this website and social media channels. We are also engaging a broad audience through an online interactive community input platform, Social Pinpoint.