Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


M-NCPPC’s Department of Parks and Recreation is the only six-time national Gold Medal winner for excellence in parks and recreation management. Eligible agencies must be CAPRA accredited, meeting more than 160 standards. Prince George’s County has the best parks and recreation agency in the country!

In addition, the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation and its staff have won numerous other prestigious competitions.

Recent national awards:

  • National Recreation and Park Association Excellence in Inclusion Award
  • Hermes Gold Award for the Live more, play more integrated marketing campaign
  • Award of Merit from the Society for Historical Archaeology for the study, preservation and interpretation of historic resources
  • MarCom Gold Award for the "Live more, play more" marketing and branding campaign
  • City Parks Alliance Frontline Park Award for Potomac River Waterfront Park
  • Aquatics International Magazine's Best Overall Commitment to Aquatics Award
  • President's Council on Service and Civic Participation Gold Unit Presidential Service Award for Park Police Volunteer Association activities
  • Association of American Museums Award for College Park Aviation Museum publication
  • National Institute for Automotive Excellence Blue Seal of Excellence
  • National Recreation and Parks Association Excellence in Aquatics Awards
  • National Association of County Information Officers Excellent, Superior, Best of Category, Best in Class Awards for special projects, brochures, photography and audiovisual production
  • National Recreation and Parks Association Kudos Awards for best overall communicator, and best short film promoting recreation, best website, best television public service announcement
  • National Recreation and Parks Association Professional Award
  • Amateur Softball Association National Tournament Host Award
  • National Association for Interpretation Meritorious Service Award
  • Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation
  • March of Dimes Run/Walk Award
  • National Firefighters Association National Softball Tournament Award

Recent regional awards:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors Merit Awards for Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center
  • Maryland Preservation Award for Project Excellence for the restoration of Ridgeley Rosenwald School
  • Maryland Urban & Community Forest Committee Green PLANT Award
  • Maryland State Department of Education Accreditation for Child Care Center Programs
  • Maryland Recycles Coalition Outstanding Government Leadership Award
  • Washingtonian Magazine's Best Reception Sites List, Newton White Mansion
  • Washington Council of Governments Outstanding Efforts in Energy Resource Management Award
  • Maryland Family Magazine's Readers Choice Awards, Best Museum for Families and Best Program for Pre-schoolers, College Park Aviation Museum
  • Maryland's Top 100 Women Awards (2)
  • Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Innovative Programming Award, Tree Hugger of the Year Award, Therapeutic Recreation, Innovative Program Award, President's Award
  • Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Agency Showcase Awards
  • Metropolitan Council of Governments Patrol Officer Awards
  • Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington Tony Taylor Award for Outstanding Assistance to Artists
  • Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Safety Awards
  • Maryland State Arts Council Arts Program Award
  • Governor's Crime Prevention Awards

Recent local awards:

  • Washingtonian Magazine Top 100 Sites for Weddings and Receptions (Newton White Mansion)
  • Prince George's Literacy Council Appreciation and Support Award
  • Prince George's County Gazette Newspapers Community Service Award
  • Prince George's County Beautification Committeen Beautification Award
  • Prince George's County Board of Education Mentor Program Award
  • Prince George's County Police Department Meritorious Service Award
  • Prince George's County Community and Ethnic Affairs Council Most Beautiful Youth Award
  • Prince George's County Business Recycling Award
  • Melwood Training Center Community Employer of the Year Award
  • Midnight Basketball League Award
  • Prince George's County Board of Education and Dept. of Family Services Infant/Toddler Program Award