COVID-19 Information

alert-triangle-white Update as of March 24, 2020
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission urges our residents and visitors to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. If you go to a park or trail to exercise, use extreme caution. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when outside. Avoid all group team and contact sports, such as basketball, football, softball and soccer. Cookouts are also not permitted in our parks, until further notice. Avoid touching surfaces including playground equipment, benches, and other sports equipment that are handled by others.

We discourage gathering in our parks and remind patrons that it is illegal to gather in groups of 10 or more.

Be smart. Do your part.

Department of Parks and Recreation and the Planning Department COVID-19 Information

In response to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation is extending its indoor facility closures to the public and cancellation of events and programs through April 30, 2020, effective immediately. Parks and trails will remain open to the public with ongoing maintenance operations. For assistance with their accounts, customers can email or call 301-699-2255.

M-NCPPC Department of Planning and Department of Parks and Recreation News

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

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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.

Events Cancellation and Postponement

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

  • March 31: Tablescape Contest & Open House at Oxon Hill Manor (Cancelled)
  • May 1: Centenarian Celebration (Cancelled)