Prince George County Parks and Recreation: In honor of National Independence Day on June 15, the Parks and Recreation Department offices closed on June 18
June 17, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2021
In honor of the National Independence Day in June, M-NCPPC, Administrative offices of the Ministry of Parks and Recreation closed on Friday, June 18
Community centers, sports facilities and other amenities remain open
Riverdale, Maryland – On the occasion of the new National Independence Day of June 17, The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), the Prince George County Department of Parks and Recreation is closing tomorrow, Friday, June 18, 2021. This day is monumental in US history as a day recognized for the end of the ‘slavery. M-NCPPC President Elizabeth M. Hewlett and M-NCPPC Vice President Casey Anderson made the decision today after President Joe Biden declared June a federal holiday. The move also follows the state of Maryland’s decision to shut down state offices, the Prince George County government and the Montgomery County government, which passed a bill last October recognizing the day as a public holiday.
Community centers and sports facilities open tomorrow with reduced hours, including swimming pools, bubble tennis, golf courses, traps and skeet, as well as Fairland, the Prince George Sports and Learning Complex and the Sugar Ray Leonard boxing center.
The additional facilities that will be open tomorrow are:
- College Park Aviation Museum
- College Park Airport
- Historical house-museums
- Nature centers
- Old Maryland Farm
- Authorized sports grounds
- Riverside parks
Show Place Arena will be open for its regular operating hours. The yoga and fitness program in ministry parks will continue as planned. Montpelier and Oxon Hill Manor will be open in the evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an event on June 10.
About the department
the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive and innovative leadership and a commitment to community and the environment in Prince George County. To learn more about the Ministry of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Photo shelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of people with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least two weeks before the program start date to apply for and receive a disability accommodation.
This press release was produced by Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George County. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.