Our Story


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency serving Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland with parks, recreation, and planning. The Commission was founded in 1927 to provide long-range planning and park acquisition and development. Since then, the Commission's responsibilities have expanded to include administration of Prince George's County's public recreation program.


M-NCPPC's Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George's County is a well-respected leader in the field with an unprecedented six national gold medals for excellence. The Department provides quality recreation programs, facilities, and services for residents and visitors. We also operate and maintain more than 27,000 acres of parkland throughout the county, including land developed to provide parks, picnic areas, athletic fields, historic sites, community centers, and recreation facilities. In an effort to maintain the county's natural beauty, a large percentage of the land has been left undeveloped to serve as buffers and to provide natural open spaces. 

With cooperation and input from diverse communities throughout Prince George's County, the Department operates a comprehensive park and recreation system that offers programs and facilities designed to meet the needs and interests of patrons of all ages. A skilled and qualified workforce of community recreation specialists, park planners, naturalists, park police, support staff, and many others helps the Department provide quality services to the residents of Prince George's County. 

Amenities & Programs

  • Art and nature programs
  • Fitness and sports programs
  • Live performances
  • More than 90 miles of hiker/biker/equestrian trails
  • Outdoor festivals
  • Self-improvement classes
  • Summer camps
  • Teen and senior activities
  • Trips
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