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Posted on: December 21, 2018

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2019
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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 Parks and Planning Commission will be waiving fees for furloughed employees affected by the on-going government shutdown.

Effective January 12, 2019, child care before and after fees for furloughed residents will be waived during the time of the shutdown. In addition, facilities will be waiving the requirement for membership fees to use the fitness rooms.

“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.”

Prince George’s County will also be setting up a website that provides links to all the resources that will be available to furloughed employees.

For more information, visit

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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