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Posted on: February 26, 2020

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Opens First Multi-Generational Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 27, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - 

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 PHOTO OP: A full schedule of events, tours, and demos, including the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation 
Opens First Multi-Generational Facility in Prince George’s County

Riverdale, MD - The Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex (SAARC) is the first multi-generational recreational center in Prince George’s County. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission property in Brandywine is a 75,000 square-foot aquatic and recreation facility.

WHAT: Grand Opening Ceremony for the Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 1 PM - This is a rain or shine event.

WHERE: Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex
13601 Missouri Ave., Brandywine Rd., MD 20613

The James E. Proctor, Jr. Center at The Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex is dedicated to honor his unwavering advocacy and extensive efforts to secure the funding that brought SAARC to fruition.

The building includes a natatorium, a double gymnasium, and flexible programmable space on the entry-level. The second level includes a fitness center and running track. Three separate bodies of water include a 25-yard Lap Pool with six lanes, a leisure pool, and a spa. The new facility also includes three pieces of public art that draw inspiration from the 150-year-old Willow Oak tree located adjacent to the building.

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