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August 8, 2011

Fun in Your Community This Week!

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SMARTlink Registration
Battle of Bladensburg Encampment
Every day is Earth day
Discount Tickets
Chlorine is my cologne
Plan your fall getaway
M-NCPPC Gift Cards
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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. The summer season features great recreation opportunities throughout the county. Live more, play more at the park and recreation facilities in your community.

The Department of Parks and Recreation Marketing Team
Fall Registration Starts Next Week
fall guide 2011 cover Take a look at the Fall issue of the Guide to Parks and Recreation activities on line - you can "thumb through" a virtual edition of this publication which lists fall classes and activities.  Sign up for a fitness class, swim lessons, or a trip just for fun!  Registration for Prince George's County residents begins Monday morning, August 15.
16th Annual Battle of Bladensburg Encampment
battle of bladensburg Bring the family to join British and American War of 1812 troops Saturday, August 13, from 12 noon - 4 pm, as they camp on the lawn to prepare for battle. You too could be recruited to join the American militia! There will be children's activities and live music throughout the afternoon. Admission is FREE. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Get more information.
National Public Lands Day Volunteers sought
national public lands day National Public Lands Day (NPLA) is the largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands that Americans enjoy every day. M-NCPPC's Park Rangers, along with dedicated volunteers, are proud participants in this day of service and provide a variety of activities throughout the day. To volunteer, click here.
Discount Amusement Park Tickets
amusement park at night Do you like roller coasters, water slides or arcade games? Purchase your discounted tickets to Busch Gardens, Dorney Park, Dutch Wonderland, Hershey Park, Paramount's Kings Dominion, Sesame Place, Six Flags America (MD), Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ), and Water Country USA at M-NCPPC facilities throughout Prince George's County. For a list of prices and ticket sales locations, click here.
End of Summer Pool Schedules
teen swimmers There is still time to beat the heat this summer! All outdoor pools will close for the season at 7 pm on Monday, September 5. Be sure to get your last few laps of the summer in while you can! To prepare for the fall season, some M-NCPPC indoor pools will be temporarily closed for maintenance. See latest schedules and operating hours.
All aboard for fall excursions
bus If you didn't get a chance to take a vacation this summer, it isn't too late! Plan a fall trip to the spa, a Broadway show in New York City, or a historic train ride through West Virginia. Browse through our fall trips.
Give the gift of recreation
gift cards
NEW this fall! M-NCPPC's Department of Parks and Recreation now has gift cards available for purchase! M-NCPPC gift cards are redeemable at most Department of Parks and Recreation facilities in Prince George's County. The cards never expire and make great gifts for family and friends! To purchase please visit the Park and Planning Help Desk at 6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, 20737. For more information, call the Help Desk 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