FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2021
Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Opens
New Park in Capitol Heights
Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is proud to announce a recently opened new park for the residents of Capitol Heights. On June 16, the Rollins Ave. Park opening welcomed a brand new 6-acre development with new amenities for the community to enjoy, including:
- a tennis and pickleball court
- a full basketball court
- picnic pavilions with tables and grills
- two playgrounds – for preschoolers and school-aged youth
- garden plots for local gardeners to grow produce in 6 raised planters and 10 in-ground beds
- a dog park featuring double-gate entry, concrete trough for water play, drinking fountain, fire hydrant, K9 brand artificial turf, and multiple seating locations
- a connecting loop walking trail which connects all park amenities
“Projects like Rollins Ave. Park are inspired by input and on-going support from residents through community meetings, grassroots efforts, and public forums,” states Department of Parks and Recreation Director, Bill Tyler. “We hope the community will thoroughly enjoy this beautiful development they helped bring to fruition,” Tyler concluded.
Rollins Ave. Park encompasses 19-acres of woodland bounded by the Watts Branch Stream Valley, Rollins Avenue, and residential neighborhoods. It is ADA accessible and serves as an activity node off the Central Avenue Connector Trail. To learn more, visit https://www.mncppc.org/4699/Rollins-Avenue-Park-Development.
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.