COVID-19 Information

alert-triangle-white Update as of August 2, 2021
As a reminder, face coverings are required for all indoor venues and crowded outdoor venues including concerts, festivals, and ticketed sporting events. Face coverings are no longer required outdoors in the parks.

Update as of July 7, 2021
The Department is excited to reopen its five of its senior activity centers: Camp Springs, Gwendolyn Britt, John E. Howard, and Laurel-Beltsville. Senior Operations at the Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex will also resume. Rentals for Laurel-Beltsville will resume August 1. Patrons must be over 60 years of age and have valid M-NCPPC PARKS DIRECT Senior Identification (ID). 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.

Update as of June 11, 2021
The Department invites patrons to drop in and enjoy the gymnasium and fitness rooms for free. Patrons who sign up for a one-year fitness membership between June 14-27 will be eligible to win a prize. Three winners will be chosen. Starting June 28, fees and memberships for fitness rooms will be reinstated.

Patrons will be required to sign a waiver when visiting Department’s fitness centers and gymnasiums.

Any changes will be communicated via our websites, social media and our PG Parks Alert system.

We are gradually reopening more facilities and amenities

  • Senior Activity Centers - Camp Springs, Gwendolyn Britt, John E. Howard, Laurel-Beltsville as well as senior operations at the Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex.


The Department will also start accepting rentals for Show Place Arena, its community centers and historic venues starting August 1, 2021. Patrons will be able to visit PARKS DIRECT to make reservations.

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-risk sports competition and game play (e.g. tackle football with helmets/pads, basketball, and rugby) is prohibited. Practice that involves skill-building and drills in small groups is allowed. 

Usage of select Department of Parks and Recreation athletic fields is allowed by permit only. This usage must follow strict, outlined COVID-19 athletic field usage guidelines shared during the permitting process. User groups must have a permit, adhere to wearing face coverings, social distancing, and other safety measures.Contact 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.

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.