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Celebrate National Trails Day

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month  by hitting the trail! Did you know that M-NCPPC has 365 miles of trails?  We have natural surface trails for hiking, loving nature, mountain biking and horseback riding; hard surface trails for walkers and cyclists; paved multi-use trails for walking, biking, running, skating, routine transportation, daily exercise and weekend recreation; loop trails in neighborhood parks for walking, jogging, staying healthy and fit, and learning to ride a bike; and water trails for canoeing and kayaking. Celebrate National Trails Day this Saturday, June 4, by visiting one of our many trails.  Click here for info about our trails in Prince George’s County.

FREE Lunchtime Lawn Concert

Darnall\’s Chance House Museum is hosting a FREE Lunchtime Lawn Concert on Wednesday, June 8, from 12Noon – 1:30 pm. Pack a picnic lunch and bring a lawn chair to our concert on the lawn featuring the Tribe Band (Motown/R&B). No reservations required and free onsite parking. Call for information 301-952-8010.

Live More, Play More: Splash into Summer!

The summer season is almost here and we’re ready to have fun with you! Our outdoor pools officially open for the Summer 2022 Season on May 28th. Make sure you are planning ahead. Outdoor pools are very popular during this time of the year, so we are encouraging everyone to secure their spot at the pool by making an online reservation through Parks Direct. We’ll see you here!  

We\’re hiring!

Applicants must be 16 years of age to work for M-NCPPC. All you need to get started is a great work attitude and a completed Aquatics Employment Application


Come out and learn the origins of Juneteenth , and why the holiday is such a good reason to celebrate! It’s the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, the last enslaved people learned of their freedom. The month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth. The African American Emancipation Day, Juneteenth became a state holiday in Texas in 1980, then in 2021 Juneteenth became a federal holiday. Join us as we celebrate African American culture at this year’s Juneteenth festival on Saturday June 18. The festival will be held at Watkins Park Regional Park. Stay tuned to our social media for more information.

Summer 2022 (June 1 – August 31) Recreation Guide

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Guide to Classes, Programs, and Events

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