About Planning


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) was created in 1927 by the Maryland General Assembly. M-NCPPC develops and operates public park systems and provides land use planning for the physical development of the majority of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. We also operate the public recreation program in Prince George's County, creating state-of-the-art facilities, and national, regional, and state award-winning programs have been the result.

The role of the Planning Department is best described in its mission and vision statement.

Vision Statement

Thriving communities—now and into the future.

Mission Statement

To promote economic vitality, environmental sustainability, design excellence, and quality development that promotes healthy lifestyles in Prince George’s County neighborhoods.

Our Community

Prince George's County boasts a diverse population of nearly 850,000 residents increasingly interested in the land development process, the services we provide, and opportunities for citizen involvement. The Department values community engagement and is committed to enhancing the knowledge and participation of the public in every element of its work.

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