Summer 10 Masthead
Week of July 4, 2010
Fun in Your Community This Week!
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Outdoor concerts
Terrific Tuesdays
Safe Summer
Slow pitch softball
Leisure programs, activities & classes
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Parks and Recreation live more, play more logoGreetings!

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.
Explore the park system and enjoy the social, healthy, fun recreation programs and activities.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Tap to the tunes more
family attending summer concertThis 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.
Go around and play a round more
carouselJuly 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.
Stay cool in a pool more
indoor poolSummer 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.
Practice ollies more
skateboarderGrab 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.
Make late nights great nights more
kids playing basketballPrince 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
Cross home plate more
softball men's summerM-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".

Liven up your leisure time more
pottery bisqueSign 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, 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 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