Walk With Ease

The Department of Parks and Recreation was recently awarded a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association to implement Walk with Ease (WWE), a free six week exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation, that aims to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve overall health for our Prince George's County residents.

Program Overview

WWE classes are one-hour long and are offered three times per week, for six weeks. They consist of a combination of health education as well as warm up/cool down and walking exercises. Classes are taught by Arthritis Foundation-certified leaders, and are open to all county residents.
Walk with Ease Program


Whether you are seeking relief from arthritis or desire a more active life, we invite you to experience the benefits of this great free program:
  • Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis
  • Increase balance and strength
  • Build your confidence in your ability to be physically active

Class Information


Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 10-11 am
June 5 – July 13, 2018
Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex
Class will begin at the Pavilion by the Softball field
13820 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD 20707
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8-9am
June 5 – July 19, 2018 (No class the week of July 2)
Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center
Class will begin in the Conference Room
7120 Contee Road Laurel, MD 20707


Classes are free, and are open to all county residents. Registration is required. Please visit PARKS DIRECT and input walk barcode to register for Walk with Ease.

Additional Information 

For more information, please call 301-446-6817, TTY 301-699-2544, or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com. We hope you will participate! We hope you will participate!

ADA Accomodations

The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and support the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability 301-699-2544.