Fitness in the Parks

Fitness in the Parks is a FREE exercise program that provides a variety of fitness opportunities within parks and natural areas across Prince George's County! We invite you to find the class that best suits your fitness goals and to come discover the benefits of exercising in nature.


Program Overview

Our Fitness in the Parks classes take place during spring, summer, and fall at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George's County. Classes are approximately one hour and are designed for all fitness levels. Our classes are taught by Certified Fitness Instructors. Find a class at a park near you!

Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Exercising outdoors provides an opportunity to be physically active in a constantly changing environment. Using your local park, running on a nearby trail or simply walking around your neighborhood are all great ways to meet your neighbors and your fitness goals! While exercise can enhance your physical health, it can improve your mental health too.

Program Locations & Registration

Online registration for each class is encouraged via Parks Direct. Click here to learn how to register online.

Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Call 301-927-0822 for weather-related cancellations.

Fitness in the Parks

Ages 13 & up. No classes on federal holidays (5/30, 6/20, 7/4 or 9/5).

Mondays, April 4-October 24, 8:30-9:30 am
Urban Line Dancing
Let your creativity loose on the dance floor! Learn all the latest dances suitable for beginners and seasoned line dancers. Enjoy this great way to exercise, socialize, and energize yourself. Level: All
Tucker Road Athletic Complex (located in parking lot)
1770 Tucker Road, Fort Washington 20744
Register Here using activity codes: 17681-279A & 17681-479A

Mondays, April 4-October 24, 6-7 pm
Circuit Workout
Looking for some variety in your workout routine? Increase your heart rate and strengthen different muscle groups with this Circuit Workout class! Improve your fitness while working at your own level. Please bring a mat or towel to class. Level: Intermediate
Camp Springs Senior Activity Center (located in the parking lot)
6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs 20748
Register Here using activity codes: 17681-279B & 17681-479B

Wednesdays, April 6-October 26, 8-9 am
AM Sweatshop
Join us for this fun, effective cardio workout that combines several different workout methods including aerobics, bodyweight strength training, and plyometrics! Enjoy a high-energy group environment as you improve your strength and cardiovascular endurance. Level: All
Tucker Road Athletic Complex (located in parking lot)
1770 Tucker Road, Fort Washington 20744
Register Here using activity codes: 17681-279C & 17681-479C

Wednesdays, April 6-October 26, 6-7 pm
Boot Camp
Join us for a workout that strengthens your muscles and improves your heart health! Class includes a combination of bodyweight, strength, and cardio exercises to provide a challenging and rewarding workout experience. Please bring a mat or towel to class. Level: Intermediate
Watkins Regional Park (located near the Nature Center)
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774
Register Here using activity codes: 17681-279D & 17681-479D 

Fridays, April 8-October 28, 8:30-9:30 am
Balance & Stretch
Improve your balance, mobility, and flexibility with this beginner-friendly workout! Learn how to properly stretch your muscles to experience enhanced functionality and quality of life. Please bring a mat or towel to class. Level: All
Fairwood Community Park (located near restrooms)
12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie 20720
Register Here using activity codes: 17681-279E & 17681-479E

Saturdays, April 9-October 29, 8-9 am
Boot Camp
Join us for a workout that strengthens your muscles and improves your heart health! Class includes a combination of bodyweight, strength, and cardio exercises to provide a challenging and rewarding workout experience. Please bring a mat or towel to class. Level: All
Woodmore Towne Centre Park (located on turf field)
9200 Ruby Lockhart Blvd, Lanham 20706
Register Here using activity codes: 17681-279F & 17681-479F 

Saturdays, April 9-October 29, 10-11 am
Core Workout
Your core muscles are essential for maintaining balance and posture in your daily routine (everything from lifting weights to standing up!). Learn how to engage and strengthen your core through a variety of seated and standing exercises. Please bring a mat or towel to class. Level: Intermediate
Paint Branch Golf Complex (located near the main office)
4690 University Boulevard, College Park 20740
Register Here using activity codes: 17681-279G & 17681-479G 

Additional Information

Participants are encouraged to register for classes through Parks Direct using the links above or keyword search "Fitness in the Parks". Click here to learn how to set up a Parks Direct account.

Classes are for ages 13 & up. Participants must sign a waiver to participate in each class. For assistance with registration, contact the Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-2255. For more information, e-mail wellness@pgparks.com.

ADA Accommodations

The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least two weeks before the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.

Before You Come to Class

  • Do not attend class if you are sick.
  • Please bring your own equipment with you to class. Limited equipment may be provided at this time.
  • Online class registration via Parks Direct is encouraged prior to attend class. Children ages 18 and under must be registered by a parent or guardian.
  • Please arrive at class on time. If you are more than 5 minutes late to class, your spot may be forfeited to another participant.
  • There is no guaranteed access to water fountains or restroom facilities at class locations; please come prepared.

During Class

  • COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Face coverings are no longer required outdoors in the parks, but are encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Please check in with staff upon arrival and follow the directions of staff and signs. Participants should remain 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Instructors will provide verbal cues only. There will be no direct contact.