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Posted on: June 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Reopening of Additional Facilities Announced by M-NCPPC, Dept of Parks and Rec, Pr. Geo. County


Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311


M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County Announces  

Reopening of Additional Facilities

RIVERDALE, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces the reopening of more amenities, including its remaining community centers, arts facilities, and historic venues, starting June 14, 2021, at limited capacity.

Facilities reopening are:  

  • Community Centers – Rollingcrest-Chillum, Huntington, Berwyn Heights, Lake Arbor, Largo-Kettering-Perrywood, Westphalia, Peppermill, John E. Howard, South Bowie, Oakcrest, Baden, Glassmanor, Potomac Landing. (Harmony Hall Community Center and Indian Queen Recreation Center are temporarily closed for renovations.)
  • Arts - Publick Playhouse (art exhibitions only)
  • Historic Venues – Oxon Hill Manor, Billingsley House, Mount Calvert, Ridgely Rosenwald School, Abraham Hall, Dorsey Chapel (all by appointment only).

With the reopening of the remaining community centers, the Department invites patrons to drop in and enjoy the gymnasium and fitness rooms for free. Patrons who sign up for a one-year fitness membership between June 14-27 will be eligible to win a prize. Three winners will be chosen. Starting June 28, fees and memberships for fitness rooms will be reinstated. 

The Department will also start accepting rentals for ShowPlace Arena, its community centers and historic venues starting August 1, 2021. Patrons will be able to visit to make reservations.

COVID-19 Protocols

Face coverings are required for all indoor venues and crowded outdoor venues including concerts, festivals and ticketed sporting events. Face coverings are no longer required outdoors in the parks.

Patrons will be required to sign a waiver when visiting Department’s fitness centers and gymnasiums. The form is available at

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 


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