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Get ready to Spring into Motion, Prince George’s!

We invite you to join the Spring into Motion online community challenge in celebration of National Physical Fitness and Sports month in May!  Get tips and tools to help you move more and have fun as you visit virtual spring events around the world.  Go at your own pace or join a team and get moving in May!  To register, visit

The Sports, Health and Wellness Division of the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation offer events, programs, and education to keep our residents healthy, safe and engaged with the community. Our programs are designed to prevent chronic disease and increase the length and quality life for children, teens, adults and seniors in our county

Our Mission

Creating healthy communities through people, parks, and programs by offering family-oriented and culturally informed health, nutrition and exercise programs, and educational opportunities that work together to improve the quality of life for all Prince George’s County residents.

May is National Physical Activity and Sports Month

We are making it easy to get more active with FREE classes and events all month long.  Learn some new dance steps, take a Zumba class, start weight training or try fitness boot camp.  May is the month to get your wellness on with games, sports, cooking demonstrations, health screenings, yoga, art, jazz and fun for the whole family. 

Pick up a brochure at your local community center for a full listing of activities.

Support our Armed Forces and Veterans with the Healthy Trails 5K

Our Vets Trek the Trail hiking team is embarking on a 6-month, 2190 mile journey along the Appalachian Trail to promote the Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies program for veterans with disabilities.  Follow their journey to check their progress along the way, and join the Healthy Trails 5K Run/Walk at Lake Artemesia in May to celebrate our Armed Forces and Veterans!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies program.

Participate in our 2016 Signature Programs:

Walk and Talk with the Doc is a popular community walking program.  Local health care professionals share health information and lead a group walk at four locations in Prince George’s County from April 4 – October 16.

Healthy Trails 5K Run/Walk at Lake Artemesia on May 7, 2016 will celebrate our Armed Forces and Veterans.

Yoga in the Parks
offers FREE outdoor Yoga sessions from Memorial Day through Labor Day:
Dine and Learn: Enjoy step-by-step live cooking demonstration with a Registered Dietician, FREE food samples and fun and easy moves to keep you active for life. Dine and Learn is a partnership with the Prince George’s County Health Department, Suburban Hospital and the Prince Georges County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Have fun, stay fit and keep your heart healthy with these activities! 

The Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation offers fun, family oriented programs year round for all ages. For more information, call 301-699-2255; TTY 301-699-2544.