Parks & Facilities
Open space and landscapes for hikes, picnics, bird watching, and other activities are among the many natural resources in Prince George's County. Check out descriptions of regional parks, countywide parks, dog parks, local parks and trails available through the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Park MaintenanceTo report a park maintenance concern, please contact the Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-2255.
Countywide ParksPatuxent River Park is comprised of more than 6,000 acres of natural area park lands along the eastern boundary of Prince George's County. Much of the land contains valuable natural and historical resources and is governed by a "limited-use" policy. The following properties within Patuxent River Park are open for public use:
- Aquasco Farm
- Billingsley Point
- Cedar Haven Fishing Area
- Clyde Watson Boating Area
- Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Tour - a 4-mile, self-guided tour that connects the Patuxent River Park with the state's Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
- Fran Uhler Natural Area
- Governor's Bridge Natural Area and Canoe Launch
- Jug Bay Natural Area (Park Headquarters)
- Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park
- Patuxent River 4-H Center
- Patuxent River Scenic Trail at Queen Anne
- Queen Anne Fishing Area
- Queen Anne Canoe Launch
Local ParksLocal parks include neighborhood and community parks that range in size from less than one acre to just under 200 acres. Facilities at developed local parks vary from site to site, and include combinations of sports courts, athletic fields, picnic areas and shelters, trails, sitting areas, horseshoe pits, fitness clusters, recreation buildings, and play equipment. The Commission operates and maintains more than 6,000 acres of local parkland throughout Prince George's County.
Additional InformationFor more information about local parks, contact any of the following regional offices:
Regional ParksRegional parks encompass more than 200 acres each and offer a variety of facilities that include athletic complexes, small boating/lake operations, nature centers, campgrounds, trails, play areas, picnic areas, and tennis bubbles. Large portions of each regional park remain undeveloped to provide woodland and green space in a natural state. The Commission operates four regional parks in Prince George's County; each one offers a variety of facilities for different recreational pursuits.
- Cosca Regional Park in Clinton
- Fairland Regional Park in Laurel
- Walker Mill Regional Park in District Heights
- Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro