Fitness in the Parks

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Fitness in the Parks is a FREE exercise program that brings a variety of fitness opportunities within our parks and natural areas across Prince George’s County! We invite you to find the class that suits your fitness goals, and to come discover the benefits of exercising in nature. 

Benefits of Exercising Outdoors


Exercising outdoors provides an opportunity to be physically active in a constantly changing environment. Using your local park, running on a nearby trail or simply walking around your neighborhood are all great ways to meet your neighbors and your fitness goals! While exercise can enhance your physical health, being connected with your community and having a number of positive relationships can help improve your mental health as well.

Some other benefits include:
  • Mind-Body Wellness
  • Improved self-image and self confidence
  • Outdoor fitness can be low-cost and easily accessible!
  • You get to soak up the sun!

Class Information


Sundays, September 9-October 28, 8-8:45 am
Stretching fore! Golfers
(Located near putting area)
Learn a variety of stretches to use so you can loosen up before a day on the golf course! Benefits of stretching include increased flexibility and balance so you can play your best game. Level: All
Ages 18 & up
Paint Branch Golf Complex
4690 University Boulevard
College Park, 20740
301-935-0330
 
Mondays, September 10-October 29, 8:30-9:30 am
Urban Line Dancing
(Located near the pavilion)
A fun, easy to follow, choreographed dance workout that increases your heart rate, burns calories and improves coordination. Level: All
All ages
Walker Mill Regional Park
8840 Walker Mill Road
District Heights, 20747
301-218-6700
 
Mondays, September 10-October 29, 8:30-9:30 am
Tai Chi
(Located near the Nature Center)
Learn this ancient art of meditation in motion.  This class promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements, which promote balance, improved muscle tone, and increased flexibility. Level: All
Ages 18 & up
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, 20774
301-218-6700
 
Mondays, September 10-October 29, 6:30-7:30 pm
Sculpt & Tone
(Located on the track)
Achieve a defined and toned body through the use of free weights, resistance bands, and even your own body weight! This class helps to build lean muscle and increase total body strength. Level: Intermediate 
Ages 18 & up
Sasscer Field 
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, 20772
301-446-6800
 
Wednesdays, September 5-October 24, 8:30-9:30 am
AM Sweatshop
(Located in the parking lot)
Start your day with a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed to get your heart pumping! This full body workout alternates short bursts of exercises followed by short recovery periods to improve your cardiovascular health and strengthen your muscles. Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Ages 18 & up
Tucker Road Athletic Complex
1770 Tucker Road
Ft. Washington, 20744
301-203-6017
 
Wednesdays, September 5-October 24, 8:30-9:30 am
Tai Chi
(Located near the Nature Center)
Learn this ancient art of meditation in motion.  This class promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements, which promote balance, improved muscle tone, and increased flexibility. Level: All
Ages 18 & up
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, 20774
301-218-6700
 
Wednesdays, September 5-October 24, 6:30-7:30 pm
PM Sweatshop
(Located near the Nature Center)
End your day with a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed to get your heart pumping! This full body workout alternates short bursts of exercises followed by short recovery periods to improve your cardiovascular health and strengthen your muscles. Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Ages 18 & up
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, 20774
301-218-6700
 
Thursdays, September 6-October 25, 6:30-7:30 pm
Family Zumba®
(Located on the Tennis Court)
Dance your way into fitness with a Family Zumba class!  Family Zumba brings together all members of your family for fun and easy-to-follow dance moves to upbeat music!  Level: All
Ages 5 & up
Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Drive
Temple Hills, 20748
301-505-0897
 
Saturdays, September 8-October 27, 10-11 am
Yoga
(Located near the dog park)
Yoga is an excellent form of exercise regardless of your age or practice level. It combines body movements, breathing, and mental relaxation to build strength, relieve stress, and to maintain health and well-being. Learn basic moves to strengthen your body, increase flexibility, and free your mind. Level: All
Ages 13 & up
Acredale Park
4200 Metzerott Road
College Park, 20740
301-446-6800
 

Interested in a free 5K?


Register at http://www.parkrun.us
Every Saturday at 9am at Acredale Park!

Additional Information

For more information, call 301-446-6800, TTY 301-699-2544 or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Call 301-927-0822 for weather related cancellations.

ADA Accommodations

We encourage and support the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.