Week of January 11, 2009
Fun in Your Community This Week!
| Greetings! |
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for
everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. Have you made any New Year's
resolutions? If so, they're likely to include some of the most popular ones... spend more time with family
& friends, start/continue a fitness routine and get/stay in shape, enjoy life
more, learn something new, help others, get organized, and travel more. We
resolve to help you keep those resolutions. Happy New Year!
The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
|| Get organized|
It's winter - what better time to start planning for summer? What will
your children be doing when school it out? Summer day camp sessions will operate June-August. Summer playgrounds (drop-in programs, Mondays-Fridays, 9 am-3 pm
for Prince George's County residents ages 6-12) will be held from June
28-August 6. Summer Xtreme Teen
Centers (drop-in programs, Mondays-Fridays for Prince George's County
residents ages 13-17) will be held from June 28-August 6. To help you get
organized, here are some important dates to note:
Monday, February 1: Visit www.pgparks.com
and click on the SMARTlink logo to view listings, descriptions and registration
information about summer camps, playgrounds and teen centers.
Saturday, February 27: Summer
Day Camp registration will begin at 9 am for Prince George's County residents.
Monday, March 1: Summer Day
Camp mail-in registrations for Prince George's County residents will be opened
beginning at 9 am.
Saturday, March 6: Summer Day
Camp for non-Prince George's County residents will begin at 9 am..
Thursday, April 1: Registration for Summer Playgrounds and Summer Xtreme Teen Centers will begin
at 9 am.
||Enjoy life more|
|There's plenty to make you happy, excited and even tickled pink when you
explore the programs, facilities and services available to you through the
Department of Parks and Recreation. Appreciate art? Savor sports? Delight in
dancing? Fancy festivals? Enjoy exercise? Value volunteering? Cherish crafts?
Treasure travel? Dig drama? Relish raptors? Sign up for a class, trip or
program; attend a performance; hike, bike or jog; enjoy the great outdoors;
tour an historic site, play a sport or a game; soak up the beauty of nature all
year. Visit www.pgparks.com to learn more
about park and recreation opportunities in the county that'll help you enjoy
life more. Be sure to click on the Find a Park bar on the right side of the
home page to get information about the incredible parks and facilities in your
Fitness can be fun |
|Nearly all M-NCPPC community centers in Prince George's County
have fitness/weight rooms that those ages 13 & over can use with a community
center ID card plus fitness pass.
The Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex and Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex also have fitness rooms. Enjoy indoor tennis at
Cosca, Fairland and Watkins Tennis Bubbles. Swim, ice skate, box,
play golf, or sign up for a fitness & health class through SMARTlink.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy fitness at parks and recreation
facilities throughout the county.|
| Opportunities to volunteer with the Prince George's County Department of
Parks and Recreation are almost unlimited. Help out at a one-day special event
or assist on an ongoing basis. Be a docent or tour guide at a historic mansion;
become an animal care handler at a local nature center or farm; give your time
to a child! Whatever your interest, we may have a spot for you! Students who
need service learning hours can earn their hours through this program. It's easy to register, just click here and follow the easy
Learn something new|
|Sign up for a recreation class or attend a workshop and you just may
come away with a wonderful, new hobby. Learn to belly dance, play the piano,
swim, paint, cook, twirl a baton, ice skate, play soccer, or make beads. Take
an SAT prep, Spanish, sign language, journal writing, or academic enrichment
class. You're never too young or too old to learn something new. Go to www.pgparks.com, click on the SMARTlink
logo, select the language you prefer, the select browse. Explore the classes
you can take to learn something new. |
Plan for quality time with
There are plenty of parks, recreation facilities and programs that offer
leisure opportunities for everyone to enjoy. Next Monday, January 18, Seat Pleasant Activity Center
is hosting a program from 1-4 pm for people of all
ages titled A Man of Vision: A Tribute to
Dr. Martin Luther King
, Jr. Enjoy dramatic readings, music, and dance at
this FREE event. For more information, call 301-773-6685. February is Black
History Month and there'll be extraordinary programs offered throughout the
county. Tour a historic site
or museum, visit a nature center
or bike on a trail
with family and friends. Visit www.pgparks.com
to explore leisure
opportunities you'll enjoy.
| All aboard for extreme enjoyment. We're offering upcoming trips to Arena
Stage and Toby's Dinner Theatre. Take a ski trip, see the Philadelphia Flower
Show, and enjoy an African American history tour of Washington, DC. Check SMARTlink
to learn about upcoming trips & excursions, and then sign up for those that
interest you. For more information call the Customer Service Help Desk at
There's always something good going on in Prince George's County. Browse www.pgparks.com to find out what's happening and where. Sign up for classes and activities using the SMARTlink system. Or check out information on parks and trails, community centers, nature centers, sports and arts facilities, and more.
Questions? Contact our Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-CALL(2255) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation