COVID-19 Information

alert-triangle-white Update as of October 7, 2020
The health and safety of our patrons and employees remain our top priority. Following the guidance from health officials, effectively immediately, the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County will require temperature checks for all patrons utilizing our facilities in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Update as of September 24, 2020
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation announces openings of Wells Ice Rink and several indoor pools.

Update as of September 2, 2020
As the state of Maryland moves into a new phase, please keep in mind that this change empowers individual counties and organizations to make their own decision on reopening plans. This means the Department of Parks & Recreation will roll out its own plan of when facilities and other programs will resume. Please refer to this page for the most up to date information on our reopening plan.

Important Information Regarding Athletic Fields Usage

Pursuant to the County Executive’s most recent Executive Order, to protect the health and wellbeing of the residents of Prince George’s County, the use of M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation fields/courts for high-contact sports competition and game play (e.g. football, soccer, basketball, etc.) is prohibited. 

Usage of select Department of Parks and Recreation athletic fields is allowed by permit only, for the purposes of practice and skills training instruction only. This usage must follow outlined COVID-19 athletic field usage guidelines which notes there is no more than 1 coach and 9 children per group within the designated athletic field play area. Those individuals must have a permit, adhere to wearing face coverings, social distancing, and other safety measures. Contact Athletic.Permits@pgparks.com for details. 

Maryland-National Capital Park Police will inspect fields in our park facilities as part of their routine patrols to ensure that no illegal sports are taking place. Anyone participating in high-contact sports in violation of the Executive Order can be charged with a misdemeanor crime and subject to a $1,000 fine or up to one year in jail. In addition, use of M-NCPPC fields without a permit is considered trespassing and could result in additional penalties. Residents can report violations of this ordinance/policy to the County at 301-883-6548, or to the Park Police directly at 301-459-3232.

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We are gradually reopening

Events Cancellation and Postponement



Out of an abundance of caution, the Department is postponing or cancelling the following events:

  • Through end of October: Park activity building and picnic shelter reservations (Cancelled)
  • October 17: American Indian Festival (Cancelled)


Additional Information 
Call the Prince George’s County Hotline 24/7 at 301-883-6627. Internal staff can contact the Safety Office at 301-454-1781.