Update as of March 24, 2021|
The Department of Parks and Recreation is reopening some of its facilities to the public. For a complete list, read our news release here. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
Update as of March 17, 2021 - VACCINE INFORMATION
For information regarding vaccine distribution, please visit mypgc.us/COVIDVaccine. If you need assistance with pre-registering, dial the 311 Call Center and press #. The Prince George’s County Health Department is currently vaccinating eligible individuals who live OR work in Prince George’s County by appointment only.
M-NCPPC Department of Planning and Department of Parks and Recreation NewsAny changes will be communicated via our websites, social media and our PG Parks Alert system.
We are gradually reopening
- Fitness rooms and gymnasiums at 13 community centers.
- Indoor pool at the Southern Region Aquatics and Recreation Complex
- Watkins, Clearwater and Mount Rainier Nature Centers as well as campsites, canoe and kayak rentals at Bladensburg Waterfront Park and Patuxent River Park.
- College Park Aviation Museum, Brentwood Arts Exchange and Montpelier Arts Center are also reopening.
- Several indoor pools and the Herbert Wells Ice Rink.
- Playgrounds, parks, and trails are open. (All portable toilets and comfort stations at Cosca Park, Watkins Park, and Lake Artemesia are open.)
- Golf courses and the Prince George’s Trap & Skeet Center are open, reservations preferred.
- Outdoor tennis courts and tennis bubbles are open, by reservation only.
- Select permitted fields are open, for details contact, Athletic.Permits@pgparks.com.
Events Cancellation and Postponement
Out of an abundance of caution, the Department is postponing or cancelling the following events:
- Through the end of April 2021: Historic sites, park activity buildings, venues, and picnic shelter reservations are cancelled.
Important Information Regarding Athletic Fields Usage
Pursuant to the County Executive’s most recent Executive Order, to protect the health and wellbeing of the residents of Prince George’s County, the use of M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation fields/courts for high-risk sports competition and game play (e.g. tackle football with helmets/pads, basketball, and rugby) is prohibited. Practice that involves skill-building and drills in small groups is allowed.
Usage of select Department of Parks and Recreation athletic fields is allowed by permit only. This usage must follow strict, outlined COVID-19 athletic field usage guidelines shared during the permitting process. User groups must have a permit, adhere to wearing face coverings, social distancing, and other safety measures.Contact Athletic.Permits@pgparks.com for details.
Maryland-National Capital Park Police will inspect fields in our park facilities as part of their routine patrols to ensure that no illegal sports are taking place. Anyone participating in high-contact sports in violation of the Executive Order can be charged with a misdemeanor crime and subject to a $1,000 fine or up to one year in jail. In addition, use of M-NCPPC fields without a permit is considered trespassing and could result in additional penalties. Residents can report violations of this ordinance/policy to the County at 301-883-6548, or to the Park Police directly at 301-459-3232.