The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Quick Contacts

Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation
Customer Service Help Desk
email: help4smartlink
301-699-CALL (2255)
Office of Park Permits Facilities and Fees

Montgomery County Department of Parks
email: MCP-parks

Park Permits, Park Information and Customer Service Office

Prince George's County Department of Planning
Zoning, master plans, property information, development plans and publications

Montgomery County Planning Department
Zoning, master plans, property information, development plans and publications

Office of the Executive Director/Human Resources and Management

Office of the General Counsel / Legal Department

Office of the Secretary-Treasurer/Finance Department

Office of Internal Audit

Office of the Chief Information Officer

Merit System Board

Register for Winter Classes

Register for Winter Classes in Prince George's County
Registration for Prince George's County residents is now underway! Learn a new craft, take a trip, and browse winter programs & events. Registration for non-residents begins Nov. 17.

Prince George’s 2035 Approved General Plan

M-NCPPC Prince George’s Planning Department Recognized For Plan Prince George’s 2035 Approved General Plan
The Prince George's Planning Department has been selected to receive two awards from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAC-APA). Read more»

Garden of Lights

Garden of Lights Cancelled for 2014
Brookside Gardens’ entrance and parking areas will not be ready or safe for visitor use by the time the Garden of Lights event would normally be held. Although the light show is cancelled, there is still plenty to see and do in Montgomery Parks. Visit for more information.

The Ebola Virus

Health Alert: The Ebola Virus
In recent weeks, there has been much coverage by the media about the Ebola virus.  The Ebola virus has predominately affected populations residing in West Africa.  There have been a few cases of Ebola in the United States linked to the care of infected individuals who had traveled to that area; however, there are currently NO confirmed cases in this area.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the federal agency responsible for setting national guidelines for response to new and emerging health threats.  It is actively monitoring the Ebola cases, and regularly reviewing guidance for the prevention of its spread.  The M-NCPPC has been following CDC guidelines, and working closely with the local/State Health agencies as well as County governments to ensure the safety of its patrons and employees.  

If there comes a time when there is a confirmed case of Ebola where the individual has had recent contact with an M‑NCPPC patron or employee, or has recently visited an M-NCPPC facility, we will continue to work closely with those agencies to respond to, and contain, the disease.

The following links may be useful in answering some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Ebola Virus, for the general public. 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the M-NCPPC Safety Office at 301-454-1693 or 301-454-1740.

For the General Public

For Parents

Primary HealthCare Strategic Plan

Prince George's County Primary Healthcare Strategic Plan
New healthcare recommendations from a series of local community meetings held this spring to gather input for the Prince's County Primary Healthcare Strategic Plan are now available on-line for viewing/download. Read more»


Online Vendor Registration
The Supplier Portal facilitates the exchange of information between a buying organization and its suppliers. Register Today...

Happy Smile

Get "Happy" with Parks and Rec's Latest Video!
Check out Parks and Rec's Happy video, which highlights the variety of recreation programs & activities available to Prince George's County residents & visitors. Be happy, be well and remember to live more, play more!

Purple LIne

Purple Line
Design is currently underway for the Purple Line, a proposed 16-mile light rail line with 21 stations, which will run from Bethesda to New Carrollton and provide direct connections to Metrorail, local and inter-city bus, the MARC train and Amtrak. An east-west route connector for Montgomery and Prince George's counties, the Purple Line has been under study since 1992. Read more»

Stay Informed About Development

Stay in the know about development
Want to stay informed about planning and development in Montgomery County? Ensure your local organization is registered accurately using our easy tool.

Watch us on Montgomery Plans

Watch us on Montgomery Plans
The latest episode of Montgomery Plans spotlights the county's new Commercial Residential Zone, which is expected to transform strategic areas. Also featured: a tour of Lyttonsville, a new tool that maps the county’s tree canopy and the latest big decisions of the Planning Board.

Show Us the Parks that Matter to You!
Parks Matter to a lot of us for a lot of different reasons. We'd love to know what parks or park facilities matter most to you! Here's how to get involved: click here and follow the three easy steps. We'll show off your photos online and send you a "Parks Matter" button and complimentary "Come Play in the Parks" pass. Click here to participate. »

Park Police Seal

Learn how Park Police are keeping your parks safe
M-NCPPC has just launched “Park Safe,” a new crime statistics application for From now on, users can have access to park crime data throughout Prince George’s County. Check out this cool new feature today! Simply select a time frame and then a specific park, area or zip code to obtain the information. More »

Zoning Montgomery County Project