Updated Requirements on Use of Face Masks Announced by Dept of Parks and Rec., Pr. Geo. County

March 3, 2022


Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces

Updated Requirements on Use of Face Masks/Coverings

Riverdale, MD – The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County announced today that it will no longer require the use of masks inside most of its facilities. The indoor mask mandate does remain in place for all childcare facilities and programs, including Pre-school, Before Care, After Care, and Therapeutic Recreation Programs.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have monitored guidance from the CDC and followed the recommendations of our County Health Department regarding protocols for controlling the spread of COVID-19. Today is no exception,” states Bill Tyler, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation. “We are happy to lift the indoor mask requirement at most of our facilities and continue welcoming patrons back to enjoy our amenities, programs, and services.”

In facilities where masks are now optional, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue to wear face masks, especially where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Any individual who chooses to wear a mask, may do so without interference. In our childcare facilities and programs, patrons must continue to comply with the mask requirements. Failure to comply will result in refusal of entry into the facility or program.

The Department will continue to monitor CDC, State, and County information for relevant updates and follow preventive measures as indicated by public health agencies. For more information regarding face masks and coverings, click here.

About the Department

The 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 and stay connected on FacebookTwitter, FlickrYouTube, and Instagram. The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.