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Athletic Field Permits

Sports, Health and Wellness Division Office
7833 Walker Drive, Suite 430
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301-446-6823 or 6800
Fax: 301-446-6801

Permit Process 
Lighted Fields 
Grass Fields 
Artificial Turf Fields 
BOE Fields 

IMPORTANT! Starting October 1, 2013

You MUST have a SMARTlink account in order to rent a field.
Check the Become a SMARTlink Customer page for more information about how to sign up.

We require 48 hours notice to schedule a field.

Call for information about field rentals, usage and availability. Fields are rented for games only - we do not reserve time for practices.

PDF Download an Athletic Field Application for M-NCPPC Fields

Process for Obtaining Athletic Field Permits

Please be aware of the following information when considering a M-NCPPC Prince George's County field.

Per current policy, permits are issued under the following priority schedule:


Any recreation program sponsored by the M-NCPPC including Recreation Councils, Franchise leagues, Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club, Municipal leagues and Prince George's County Board of Education.


Other YOUTH organizations including Church leagues, CYO leagues, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, YMCA, YWCA, organized youth leagues and Recreation Councils not affliated with M-NCPPC.


All other organizations that have a majority of bi-county resident participation (Prince George's County and Montgomery County). 


The M-NCPPC Lighted Fields will be administered by the M-NCPPC Sports, Health and Wellness Division for the purpose of scheduling the adult and youth recreation leagues and the Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club leagues. Only organizations that schedule and administer bi-county based leagues will be allowed the use of lighted fields.

  1. Proof of no less than a $1,000,000 Liability Insurance Policy and must list the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as an additional insured and certificate holder.
    The corporate address must also be listed: 6611 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737.
  2. Current rosters with complete address for each participant.
  3. Youth teams (only) must provide their game and practice schedule.
  4. Payment in full (where a fee is required).

The Athletic Field Allocation meeting process is to let applicants know what fields they will have prior to their permits being issued.  If there are multiple requests for the same field, the process is to amicably allocate the field usage. When processsing permit applications, every effort is made to provide each qualifying organization with some field time.

Baseball/Softball Allocations: mid-late February
Spring Football/Soccer: mid Februrary
Fall Football/Soccer: late July/early August

M-NCPPC Artificial Turf Fields

Call for information about field rentals, usage and availability. 301-446-6834 or 6800. 

M-NCPPC Grass Fields

Fields are rented for games only. Permits are not given for team practices.

To request a field for rental, please fill out the Athletic Field Application.

Schedule (March – November only)

Regardless of the weather, grass fields are not rented out in December, January or February. 

 Baseball/Softball    April 1-July 15  February 15  
 Football/Soccer (SPRING*)   March 1-July 15  February 15
 Football/Soccer (FALL)  August 1-November 30  June 30

 *NOTE: SPRING football/soccer fields are for NON-OVERLAY fields only. Fields that overlay baseball/softball fields will be considered a baseball/softball field during the spring. 


Lighted Grass Field


$10/hr without lights
$20/hr with lights


$20/hr without lights
$40/hr with lights

Unlighted Grass Field


No Charge



Payment: must have smartlink account

(VISA/MasterCard). No refunds/re-schedules except for M-NCPPC closure of field. Reservation confirmed when payment is received. 

(BOE) Prince George’s County Board of Education Fields 

Softball/Baseball Fields Only

All curricular and extra-curricular school programs take precedence over any M-NCPPC field permits issued for any BOE field.

PDF Download an Athletic Field Application for BOE Fields

Softball/Baseball Fields: Permitted April 1 – August 15

Any soccer/football fields that overlay baseball/softball fields will be considered a baseball/softball field during April 1 – August 15.

There will be no allocation meeting for 2014. Requests will be handled on an individual basis through received applications.

NOTE: Applicants requesting permits for soccer, football, track or tennis facilities must submit their requests to the Principal of the respective school. Prince George's County Public Schools