FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2022
Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces
Limited Reopening of Facilities
Riverdale, MD – The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County announced today that most facilities, park maintenance operations and public events and programs will remain closed through January 31, 2022. Reopening on January 18 will be pre-registered pre-school, Before Care, After Care, and Therapeutic Recreation Programs. All parks and trails will remain open. Previously scheduled rentals at select venues will be honored. The Department will reassess the status prior to reopening.
Department officials, staff, residents, partners, and vendors were informed of the decision earlier today. As COVID-19 prevalence becomes more significant in the County, the Department is taking these steps in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“This proactive effort is our greatest opportunity to increase public health for the residents of Prince George’s County,” confirms Bill Tyler, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation. “Our facilities, programs, and events provide the means for community social interaction and we are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution.”
For programs and events either cancelled or modified due to the closure, refunds will be applied to the household account. Please contact your local community center for any questions. The Department will continue to concentrate on preventive measures as indicated by public health agencies. Outdoor areas will remain open to the public from sunrise to sunset. For updated information and a list of facilities, visit pgparks.com.
About the Department
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 www.pgparks.com 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.