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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission to Waive Fees for Furloughed Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - 
IYANA MOORE 301-446-3313 - or –


Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission to Waive Fees for Furloughed Employees:
Child Care Fees to be Waived During Government Shutdown


Riverdale, MD - The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will waive fees for furloughed employees affected by the on-going government shutdown.

Effective January 12, 2019 before and after childcare and preschool fees for furloughed residents currently registered will be waived during the time of the shutdown. In addition, facilities will waive the requirement for membership fees to use the fitness rooms. The Department of Parks and Recreation will waive the following fees for Prince George’s County residents only:

  • A ‘Furlough Membership’ for the Fitness Rooms Only at all 44 community centers, senior activity centers, Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center, Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex, and Allentown Splash, Tennis and Fitness Park for any furloughed worker.
  • Waiving before & after childcare fees at Community Centers and Therapeutic Recreation including Pre-School, Leisure Skills Development, Leisure & Life Skills, Kids Care, Morning Care, Kids Club, Extended Care, and Kids Day Out for any dependent of furloughed workers.

“The Commission is always eager and proud to serve our community, providing services that will benefit the mind, body, and soul,” said Elizabeth Hewlett, Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board. “It is our mission to not only be here to provide leisure activities, but also support our community in good times and in times of need.”

An official furlough letter must accompany all requests for fee waivers. Prince George’s County has set up a website that provides links to all available resources for furloughed employees.

For more information, and a complete list of fitness centers visit

*Including those at Senior Activity Centers.

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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