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Week of July 18, 2011

Fun in Your Community This Week!

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Exciting news
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Head to Cosca
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FREE concerts
Senior Days at the Sportsplex
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Parks and Recreation live more, play more logoGreetings!

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has lots for everyone to enjoy here in Prince George's County. We're midway through Parks and Recreation month! Enjoy great recreation activities throughout the county during your leisure time. Live more, play more at the park and recreation facilities in your community.

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New Planning Board members appointed
planning board members new 2011 On Tuesday, July 12, the Prince George's County Council unanimously confirmed the nomination of Elizabeth M. Hewlett for appointment to the position of Chairman of the Prince George's County Planning Board and a member of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and the nominations of Dorothy F. Bailey and A. Shuanise Washington to serve as members of the Planning Board and the Commission. Read more.
Seeking National Public Lands Day volunteers
teen volunteers National Public Lands Day, September 24, 2011, is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands Americans enjoy. M-NCPPC is seeking wonderful, dedicated people willing to volunteer some time and join staff to participate in any of several service activities in Prince George's County. Before your September calendar gets too busy, click here and learn more so you can save the date and volunteer your time!
Have fun at Cosca Regional Park
cosco regional park Looking for a great place to take the family and visitors? Cosca Regional Park (Clinton) offers something for everyone! Take a ride on the tram train, rent a paddleboat and explore the lake, enjoy a bite at the snack bar, play on the playgrounds, and be sure to visit Clearwater Nature Center.  Read more.
Looking for delicious fresh fruits and vegetables?
vegetables Several sites throughout Prince George's County operate farmers markets, featuring delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables. College Park Farmers Market, located at the Wells-Linson Complex is open on Saturdays through November 19 from 7 am- 12 noon. For detailed information about this, and other farmers markets in the county, read more here.
Enjoy FREE concerts this week
concert Live, evening musical performances will be held outdoors this week at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Watkins Regional Park, Riversdale House Museum, Oxon Hill Manor and Montpelier Mansion (grounds). Relax with family and friends at a concert that's most convenient for you. Read more in the 2011 Summer Concerts Brochure here.
Prince George's County seniors are very special
senior lifting weights It's Senior Day at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex (Landover) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8 am-12 noon. Prince George's County residents ages 60 & better may use the fitness center and the swimming pool for FREE during these times. Stop by, stay cool, get fit and socialize. For more information call staff at 301-583-2400.
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