Week of July 4, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
July is Park and Recreation Month! The Maryland-National Capital Park
and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's
County. With concerts to attend, a carousel and train to ride, mini-golf to
play, aquatic facilities to splash in, and recreation classes to register for,
you'll have a busy week. Live more, play more at the park and recreation
facilities in your community.
the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and
The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
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|This week's Summer Concerts in the Park programs feature several great, live,
FREE performances for your listening pleasure. Enjoy DeAndrey Howard's
Collector's Edition (classic jazz) at Bladensburg Waterfront Park on Sunday,
July 4 from 6-7:30 pm. Higher Hands (jazz/funk) will perform at Watkins
Regional Park on Thursday, July 8 from 7-8:30 pm. BG & The Mojo Hands
(blues/swing/rockabilly) will put on a show on the grounds of Montpelier
Mansion on Friday, July 9 at 7:30 pm as part of the 32nd Annual
Montpelier Summer Concerts Series. These FREE shows are for everyone, so come
out and rock to the beat.
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|July is the month for Terrific Tuesdays in the Park! From 5:30-8:30 pm
on Tuesdays July 6, 13, 20 & 27, families are invited to enjoy unlimited
rides on the train and the carousel, as well as unlimited rounds of mini-golf
at Watkins Regional Park for one, flat fee. Residents pay only $5/person/night, and
non-residents pay only $6/person/night.
Stay and watch a FREE family movie in the park beginning at dusk. For more
information call 301-218-6700.
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|Summer is synonymous with swimming. M-NCPPC operates aquatic facilities
throughout Prince George's County. Learn all about the Make a Splash FREE water
safety program, indoor pools, outdoor pools and aquatic opportunities that'll
whet your appetite for water here.
|Grab your helmet, your pads and your
skateboard. Mount Rainier Skate Park, located at the 3700 block of 37th
Street and Wells Avenue, features a plaza design with two raised platforms
connected to steps, rails and ramps for beginning and intermediate skaters.
Stop by any day from dawn to dusk. Please note: the park is not staffed. Use of
the facilities is at your own risk.
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George's County residents ages 12 to 24 are invited to participate in the Safe
Summer program. M-NCPPC facilities throughout the county are open late from 10
pm to midnight until August 21. You can enjoy all kinds of FREE recreation
activities, enrichment sessions and workshops. View Safe Summer calendars and more at www.pgsafesummer.com.
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| M-NCPPC is
currently accepting team registrations for men's, women's and coed Adult Fall
Slow Pitch Softball leagues
that will begin play the week of September 7. Games will be played at Watkins
Regional Park (Upper Marlboro), Fairland Regional Park (Laurel) and Tucker Road
Complex (Fort Washington). Fees are $350 for bi-county teams and $410 for non
bi-county teams. To sign up, click here and then look for the 2010 Fall Adult Softball Registration Form under the heading "softball".
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| Sign up for a recreation class or program and have fun in your free
time. Learn to swim, get introduced to a new hobby, dance like a pro, focus on
exercise and fitness, or release your inner artist. Come aboard for an exciting
trip. Explore the extraordinary activities offered for people of all ages and
skill levels. Log on to www.pgparks.com,
click on the SMARTlink logo, select your language of preference, and then click
on the word "browse." Find
activities that interest you at locations that are convenient for you, sign up,
and enjoy! For more information call staff at 301-699-CALL(2255).
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 [email protected].
Have a great week!
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation