Parks & Facilities

Open space and landscapes for hikes, picnics, bird watching, and other activities are among the many natural resources in Prince George's County. Check out descriptions of regional parks, countywide parks, dog parks, local parks and trails available through the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Park Maintenance

To report a park maintenance concern, please contact the Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-2255.

Countywide Parks

Patuxent River Park is comprised of more than 6,000 acres of natural area park lands along the eastern boundary of Prince George's County. Much of the land contains valuable natural and historical resources and is governed by a "limited-use" policy. The following properties within Patuxent River Park are open for public use:

Dog Parks

Is your dog ready to run legally, off-leash and make new friends? Dog parks offer fenced-in areas for large and small dogs to exercise and socialize. For the protection and enjoyment of all park users, please observe all dog park rules.

Riverdale Dog Park

The Riverdale Dog Park is a new addition to the existing Riverdale Community Recreation Center. The fenced Dog Park includes:
  • 0.78 acre area for large/medium dogs
  • 0.21 acre area for small dogs
  • Accessible on street parking for two vehicles
  • Accessible walkways
  • Sitting areas
  • Water fountain
  • Shade trees

College Park Dog Park at Acredale Community Park

College Park Dog Park is open for members who would like to exercise and socialize their dogs. The half-acre area of the park is fenced for dogs to romp. For information, or to join, write to:
College Park Dog Park Association
P.O. Box 764
College Park, MD 20740
College Park Dog Park Association website

Heurich Dog Park at Heurich Community Park

The Heurich Dog Park is a one-acre fenced area for dogs to play off-leash with fellow canines. The park includes separate areas for large and small dogs. Future improvements will include a pavilion for shade, agility obstacles, and a drinking fountain. Funding for the total project is $100,000, paid for with Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) bonds. No membership is required.

Local Parks

Local parks include neighborhood and community parks that range in size from less than one acre to just under 200 acres. Facilities at developed local parks vary from site to site, and include combinations of sports courts, athletic fields, picnic areas and shelters, trails, sitting areas, horseshoe pits, fitness clusters, recreation buildings, and play equipment. The Commission operates and maintains more than 6,000 acres of local parkland throughout Prince George's County.

Additional Information

For more information about local parks, contact any of the following regional offices:

Regional Parks

Regional parks encompass more than 200 acres each and offer a variety of facilities that include athletic complexes, small boating/lake operations, nature centers, campgrounds, trails, play areas, picnic areas, and tennis bubbles. Large portions of each regional park remain undeveloped to provide woodland and green space in a natural state. The Commission operates four regional parks in Prince George's County; each one offers a variety of facilities for different recreational pursuits.


Nearly 7,000 acres of regional stream valley parkland throughout the county provide open space, natural beauty, and watershed protection, along with opportunities for recreation. The stream valley parks join neighborhoods and communities and provide the setting for many trail connections between developed park sites.