Assessment of the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex Competition Pool Complete
June 29, 2023
The following statement provides the latest update
UPDATE (August 4, 2023): The Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex competition pool monitoring system installation is in progress. Upon further examination, engineers have recommended installing additional monitoring equipment. The temporary re-opening of the competition pool is now projected for fall 2023. The Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County is working diligently to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment.
Pool is Expected to Temporarily Reopen with Limited Schedule and Services Fall 2023
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County
RIVERDALE, Md. – M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County completed a routine evaluation as a part of its assessment management plan of the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex competition pool and found that previously identified structural matters had worsened and required closing the pool for an indefinite period. After further engineering study and reports, the competition pool is safe and will temporarily reopen utilizing a limited operating schedule and services. Once the long-term project begins, the pool will be closed to implement planned major capital investment. This work is projected to begin in approximately one year.
“Our priority is the safety of our residents and visitors to the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex,” said Tara Eggleston Stewart, Division Chief of Aquatics and Athletic Facilities. “Our capital improvement plan is designed to ensure our facilities maintain safety requirements for operation while providing high quality programs and services to enrich our community”
The Department hired structural engineers to evaluate the 23-year-old pool to assess maintenance needs. Based on initial findings provided by the structural engineers, the Department closed the competition pool on Thursday, January 26, 2023, and needed to conduct a more in-depth structural evaluation of the pool. Based on further engineering studies, the competition pool can safely reopen for operation. To ensure the safety of users, the Department is taking precautionary measures and installing new equipment that will continuously monitor the condition of the pool area to maintain the highest level of safety.
The temporary reopening of the competition pool is projected for late summer and is expected to close again in approximately one year to undergo major upgrades. While the competition pool is closed, the Sports and Learning Complex’s leisure pool will remain open to serve the community. The Department also encourages its patrons to visit any of its 7 outdoor and 7 indoor pools and facilities to explore aquatic programs, services, and drop-in swim opportunities.
Visit pgparks.com for additional information and updates on the specific reopening date and register for aquatic programs or classes. You can register for PGParks Alerts to receive updates on your mobile devices.
About the Department
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.