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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Dept of Parks and Rec, Pr. Geo. County Closes Most Facilities and Cancels Public Programs and Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2021

Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311


In the Interest of Public Health and Safety, M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Closes Most Facilities and Cancels Public Programs and Events

Riverdale, MD – The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County announced today that it will close most facilities, reduce park maintenance operations and cancel public events and programs from December 29, 2021 through January 18, 2022. All parks and trails will remain open. The special election voting center will also remain open and previously scheduled rentals 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.”

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 our website at

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 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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