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Your Parks

Open space and landscapes for hikes, picnics, birdwatching, and other activities are among the many natural resources in Prince George's County. Check out descriptions of regional parks, countywide parks, dog parks, local parks and trails available through the Department of Parks and Recreation.

To report a park maintenance concern, please contact the Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-2255.

Regional Parks

Regional parks encompass more than 200 acres each and offer a variety of facilities that include athletic complexes, small boating/lake operations, nature centers, campgrounds, trails, play areas, picnic areas, and tennis bubbles. Large portions of each regional park remain undeveloped to provide woodland and green space in a natural state. The Commission operates four regional parks in Prince George's County; each one offers a variety of facilities for different recreational pursuits.


Nearly 7,000 acres of regional stream valley parkland throughout the county provide open space, natural beauty, and watershed protection, along with opportunities for recreation. The stream valley parks join neighborhoods and communities and provide the setting for many trail connections between developed park sites.

Countywide Parks

Patuxent River Park is comprised of more than 6,000 acres of natural area parklands along the eastern boundary of Prince George's County. Much of the land contains valuable natural and historical resources and is governed by a "limited-use" policy. The following properties within Patuxent River Park are open for public use:


Local Parks

Local parks include neighborhood and community parks that range in size from less than one acre to just under 200 acres. Facilities at developed local parks vary from site to site, and include combinations of sports courts, athletic fields, picnic areas and shelters, trails, sitting areas, horseshoe pits, fitness clusters, recreation buildings, and play equipment. The Commission operates and maintains more than 6,000 acres of local parkland throughout Prince George's County. For more information about local parks, contact any of the following regional offices:

Northern Area Office
1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20783
301-445-4500, TTY 301-445-4512
Central Area Office
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-218-6700, TTY 301-218-6768
Southern Area Office
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
301-203-6000, TTY 301-203-6030

 

Dog Parks

Is your dog ready to run legally, off-leash and make new friends? Dog parks offer fenced-in areas for large and small dogs to exercise and socialize. For the protection and enjoyment of all park users, please observe all dog park rules.

College Park Dog Park at Acredale Community Park

4300 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD 20740
Hours: dawn to dusk
Membership required: $40 for the first dog in the household, $30 for the second

College Park Dog Park is open for members who would like to exercise and socialize their dogs. The half-acre area of the park is fenced for dogs to romp. For information, or to join, write to the College Park Dog Park Association at P.O. Box 764, College Park, MD 20740 or visit www.cpdogpark.org .

Heurich Dog Park at Heurich Community Park
Corner of Nicholson and Ager Roads, Hyattsville, MD 20782
Hours: dawn to dusk

The Heurich Dog Park is a one-acre fenced area for dogs to play off-leash with fellow canines. The park includes separate areas for large and small dogs. Future improvements will include a pavilion for shade, agility obstacles, and a drinking fountain. Funding for the total project is $100,000, paid for with M-NCPPC bonds. No membership required.