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Posted on: August 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Family FREE Day: Celebrate M-NCPPC's 90th Anniversary

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kira Calm Lewis - 301-446-3327; - or - 

Veronica Marshall - 301-446-3313;

Family FREE Day:
 Celebrate M-NCPPC's 90th Anniversary with a Department of Parks and Recreation Open House

Riverdale, MD – To celebrate 90 years of excellence from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a Family FREE Day! On Sunday, August 20, we are offering all County residents one day of FREE admission to check out some of our facilities. The one-day pass allows patrons to visit our community centers with Sunday hours, six museums, and driving ranges for FREE. Visitors can also enjoy the offerings at our waterfront parks free of charge! Patrons are being asked to come out early - as equipment and space are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See a full list of the available amenities and programs below.

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center
1-3 pm
Pottery: Make-and-Take
Join the fun and learn from a pottery instructor how to make something with air dry clay that you can take home afterwards. Free

Community Center Open Houses (Centers with Sunday hours) Free Day Pass
Bowie Community Center (11 am-3 pm)
Glassmanor Community Center (12 noon-4 pm)
Lake Arbor Community Center (1-6 pm)
Largo Kettering Perrywood Community Center (12 noon-5 pm)
Marlow Heights Community Center (11 am-3 pm)
Palmer Park Community Center (1–5 pm)
Potomac Landing Community Center (12 noon-4 pm)
Seat Pleasant Activity Center (12 noon-5 pm)
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex (10 am-4 pm)
Suitland Community Center (12 noon-4pm)
Temple Hills Community Center (12 noon-4 pm)
Upper Marlboro Community Center (12 noon-4 pm)

Driving Ranges – Free Bucket of Balls
Enterprise Golf Course
Henson Creek Golf Course
Paint Branch Golf Course

Museums – Free Admission
College Park Aviation Museum (10 am-5 pm)
Darnall’s Chance House Museum (12 noon-4 pm)
Montpelier House Museum (11 am-3 pm)
Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park (12 noon-4 pm)
Patuxent Rural Life Museum (1-4 pm)
Riversdale House Museum (12 noon-4 pm)
Surratt House Museum (12 noon-4 pm)

Nature Centers
Clearwater Nature Center
Watkins Nature Center

Soccer Drop-in programs – Free Use
12 noon-3 pm
Heurich Community Park Turf Field
Walker Mill Regional Park Turf Field

Tennis Bubbles – Free Court Time
Available court times are 10-11 am & 11 am-12 noon.
Please call tennis center to reserve court time.
Cosca Tennis Bubble
Watkins Tennis Bubble

Waterfront Park offerings – Free rentals
Bladensburg Waterfront Park – free rental of kayaks, canoes, paddleboats and bicycles
Patuxent River Park – free rental of kayaks and canoes

For more information, visit or click here.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is celebrating 90 years of excellence, since 1927. The 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, Flickr, YouTube, and Instagram. The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.


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