The Department of Parks and Recreation offers four class and activity sessions each year. These include Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), Fall (September to November), and Winter (December to February).
- Aquatics Arts
- Child Care
- Computer skills
- Crafts and hobbies
- Fitness and health
- Lifestyle and learning
- Spring Break Camps
- Summer Day Camps (PDF)
- Summer Playgrounds
- Summer Xtreme Teen Centers
We also offer programs for Prince George's County residents who have disabilities.
We also offer so much more than classes! For the best happenings in the region, check out our events for the latest festivals, community gatherings, workshops, performances, and concerts for all ages.
SMARTlink is our registration program, making it easy for you to register for classes and activities online (with Internet access) 24 hours a day or in person at any Department of Parks and Recreation facility during business hours. This program is fast, efficient, secure and convenient. You'll receive immediate confirmation that you've gotten into a class, or you may put your names on a waiting list when a class is full. Using the SMARTlink system allows payment for classes by credit or debit card, or by putting money into your SMARTlink account in advance of registration.
You can view our classes online in SMARTlink or in our Your Guide publication (PDF). The Guide features a comprehensive listing of classes, programs and activities coming up for the next seasonal session. The guide is a printed document and also electronically published in an interactive online version four times a year (May, August, December, and February). The interactive online Guide is available on the website in the publications library. Copies of the Guide also are available at all Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) community centers and facilities, as well as at Prince George's County libraries.
Please note: Prince George's County residents receive discounted fees for courses and registration. Proof of residency is required when you set up a SMARTlink account. There are two ways to register for parks and recreation classes and activities.
- Register on the SMARTlink website. Make sure to have your customer barcode/login identification (ID) and family Personal Identification Number (PIN) handy.
- Select your desired language and click on the Login button.
- Log in using your barcode/login ID and family PIN.
- Click on the Register for Courses. Search for the course of your choice by entering a specific course number under "Find a specific activity by course number," selecting one of the program type links, or using the Advanced Search feature.
- Click on a course barcode to view additional details.
- When you're ready to commit, select the family member from the drop-down menu and click, "Register." (Choose to schedule payments using the checkbox if you desire.)
- Follow the directions to make payment by Visa or Mastercard.
- Register in person. Drop by any of our staffed Department of Parks and Recreation facilities during regular business hours and our friendly Parks and Recreation staff will take your registration and payment. Do not attempt to register at school sites.
- Some classes fill quickly, register early.
- Payment is due at the time of registration.
- A separate form must be completed for each person/class.
- Registration for county residents begins one week earlier than the registration period for non-residents. This provides a benefit for residents who support activities through their taxes.
- The Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex has a priority registration period for Impact Area residents living in a predefined area surrounding FedEx Field. To receive the benefit of early registration, Impact Area residents must register in person at that facility only.