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John E. Howard Community Center Park

4400 Shell Street
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
301-735-3340; TTY 301-699-2544

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday   3:30 pm-9 pm
Friday    3:30 pm-7 pm; 7 pm-10 pm (Xtreme Teens)*
Saturday  10 am-2 pm; 7 pm-10 pm (Xtreme Teens)*
Sunday    CLOSED

*This time slot is for Xtreme Teens programming only

Key Amenities 

  • Athletic fields
  • Gymnasium
  • Game room
  • Multipurpose room
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Tennis courts
  • Warming kitchen


  • Xtreme Teens program
  • Seniors program
For more information about programs at this center, please view their Classes and Activities page


From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take the Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 4) Exit West toward Forestville. Continue on Pennsylvania Avenue to Alton Street. Make a right onto Alton Street. Go one block and make a right onto DeWitt Avenue. Proceed five blocks to John E. Howard Center.

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