Fitness in the Parks

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Fitness in the Parks is a FREE exercise program that provides a variety of fitness opportunities within our parks and natural areas across Prince George’s County! We invite you to find the class that suits your fitness goals, and to come discover the benefits of exercising in nature. 

Program Overview


Our Fitness in the Parks classes run spring, summer, and fall at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George’s County. Classes are scheduled for approximately one hour and are designed for all fitness levels. Certified Instructors teach our fitness classes. Find a class in a park near you!

Benefits of Exercising Outdoors


Exercising outdoors provides an opportunity to be physically active in a constantly changing environment. Using your local park, running on a nearby trail or simply walking around your neighborhood are all great ways to meet your neighbors and your fitness goals! While exercise can enhance your physical health, being connected with your community and having a number of positive relationships can help improve your mental health as well.

Some other benefits include:
  • Mind-body wellness
  • Improved self-image and self confidence
  • Low-cost and easily accessible outdoor fitness classes
  • You get to soak up the sun!

Interested in a free 5K?


Register online! 
Every Saturday at 9 am at Acredale Park!

Additional Information

For current Health and Wellness offerings, please click here. For more information, call 301-446-6800, TTY 301-699-2544 or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Call 301-927-0822 for weather related cancellations.

ADA Accommodations

The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports 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.