M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Cancels Sunday Afternoon Outdoor Events Due to Extreme Heat

June 22, 2024

RIVERDALE, Md. – Due to the forecast of extreme heat, M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County afternoon outdoor events scheduled for Sunday, June 23 are canceled. The health and safety of the community is the Department’s top priority.

The Department of Parks and Recreation has established cooling centers throughout the county. The centers will provide air-conditioned spaces. Hours of operation will vary by location. Visit to verify times for each cooling center location. Additionally, all 6 indoor and 7 outdoor pools will remain open to provide additional opportunities for the community to remain cool and hydrated. Outdoor pools are extremely popular and tend to reach capacity early in the day/ session. Advanced reservations are encouraged to ensure patrons can be admitted to the pools. Drop-in/day admission will remain available until the pool’s operating capacity.

See the list of available cool centers listed below. For more information and updates on cancelations, please visit and follow us on social media @pgparksandrec on Instagram, and @pgparks on Facebook and X.

  • Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Road Beltsville, MD 20705
  • Langley Park Community Center 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20783
  • Rolllingcrest-Chillum Community Center 6120 Sargent Rd, Chillum, MD 20782
  • Huntington Community Center 13022 8th St. Unit B, Bowie, MD 20720
  • Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover, MD 20785
  • Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740
  • Largo/Kettering/ Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
  • Cedar Heights Community Center 1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant, MD 20743
  • Glenarden Community Center 8615 McLain Ave, Glenarden, MD 20706
  • Temple Hills Community Center 5300 Temple Hill Rd, Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville, MD 20747
  • Southern Regional Technology and Recreational Center 7007 Bock Road Fort Washington, MD 20744
  • Harmony Hall Recreation Center 10701 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744
  • Hillcrest Heights Community Center 2300 Oxon Run Dr. Hillcrest Heights, MD  20748
  • John C Howard Community Center 4400 Shell Street Capitol Heights, MD 20743
  • Oakcrest Community Center 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd, District Heights MD 20747
  • Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex 13601 Missouri Avenue, Brandywine, MD 20613
  • Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd Landover, MD 20785
  • Tucker Road Ice Rink 1770 Tucker Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744
  • Camp Springs Senior Activity Center 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748
  • Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20707
  • John E Howard Senior Activity Center 4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

About the Department

With over 28,000 acres of parkland, trails, athletic fields, playgrounds and more, the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County provides an award-winning park system through progressive, quality, innovative leadership and a commitment to its community and environment. The Department delivers first-class recreational activities and programs for people of all ages and ability levels. It strives to improve the quality of life for residents in Prince George’s County and the communities in which they live, work, and raise families. The Department’s Formula 2040 Plan establishes a framework that will assure the Department can meet future parks and recreation programmatic and facility needs, fulfilling its mission to determine the combination of land, facilities and programs that will provide appropriate experiences for Prince Georgians in the future. To learn more, visit