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 Department of Parks and Recreation and its staff have won numerous other prestigious competitions.

National awards:

  • National Recreation and Park Association Excellence in Inclusion Award
  • Major League Baseball Play Healthy Award
  • City Parks Alliance Frontline Park Award for Potomac River Waterfront Park
  • 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
  • Aquatics International Magazine's Best Overall Commitment to Aquatics Award
  • Association of American Museums Award for College Park Aviation Museum publication
  • 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 Professional Award

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
  • Metropolitan Council of Governments Patrol Officer Awards
  • Maryland State Arts Council Arts Program Award
  • Governor's Crime Prevention Awards

Local awards:

  • Washingtonian Magazine Top 100 Sites for Weddings and Receptions (Newton White Mansion)
  • Prince George's County Beautification Committeen Beautification Award
  • Prince George's County Board of Education Mentor Program Award
  • Melwood Training Center Community Employer of the Year Award