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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Dept of Parks and Rec, Prince George’s County Announces Reopening of Senior Activity Centers


Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311


Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces 

Reopening of Senior Activity Centers

Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is pleased to reopen five senior activity centers for people ages 60 & better. The senior activity centers offer special events, trips, classes, health programs, information, and referrals.

These centers will reopen to the public on July 12, 2021:

  • Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center: M-F 8am-5pm, Sat 8 am-2pm
  • Camp Springs Senior Activity Center: M-F 9am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-1pm
  • Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center: M-F 9am-3:30pm
  • John E Howard Senior Activity Center: M-F 9am -3:30pm
  • Southern Area Aquatic Recreation Complex Senior Operations: M-F 10am-2pm

Summer 2021 classes at the senior centers include:

  • Exercise - Virtual Total Body Workout, Virtual Chair Tai Chi, Virtual Belly Dance Exercise, Outdoor Yoga on the Patio, Chair Yoga, Chair Exercise, Outdoor Chair Exercise, Virtual Chair Exercise
  • Zumba and dance - Virtual Line Dance, ZumbaFit, Outdoor ZumbaFit
  • Art, Music and Theatre - Virtual Piano Intermediate, Virtual Piano Beginner, Virtual Special Home Projects, Virtual Sewing

Summer 2021 one day events include:

  • Virtual - Virtual Paint & Sip, Virtual Sassy Seniors Bingo, Virtual Photo Management, Virtual Laughter Yoga
  • Outdoor - Fishing with the Rangers, National Ice Cream Day, Tie Dye Party, Concrete Crafts

Eligibility Requirements

Patrons must be over 60 years of age and have valid M-NCPPC PARKS DIRECT Senior Identification (ID): These cards are free for Prince George’s and Montgomery County residents. Non-residents can join for a nominal fee. To obtain a card, bring proof of residency and age to any M-NCPPC community center or senior activity center in Prince George’s County during operating hours. Patrons must have ability to participate in recreational activities with minimal personal assistance and take care of personal needs (i.e. hygiene, eating, mobility, medication, etc.)

Register for senior classes and events at

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, 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, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 



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