Playground Renovations & Replacements

Go Out and Play!

The Department of Parks and Recreation currently operates and maintains approximately 311 playgrounds throughout the county. We recognize the importance of updating and renovating playgrounds throughout Prince George’s County to create safe and fun play experiences for residents.

The County’s playgrounds come in all shapes and sizes – from a small neighborhood park to imagination playgrounds (link to information about imagination playgrounds). Our new and renovated playgrounds will replace equipment and surfacing, improve access, and consider additional amenities for playgrounds. We also strive for the equitable delivery of accessible playgrounds.

One of the entrances to the Watkins Regional Park playground with seating and fencing

Overview

The Department of Parks and Recreation currently operates and maintains approximately 311 playgrounds throughout the county. The lifespan of a playground is approximately 20 years. There are at least 110 playgrounds in the system that have either passed their useful life or the age is unknown and do not adequately serve the needs of the community. Each is inspected on a regular basis by a Certified Playground Safety Inspector and routine maintenance and repairs are made if necessary and funded through Area Maintenance. Playground Replacements are handled through the CIPs Playground Replacement Fund, the new Park Refresh Fund, or are a part of larger CIP projects. Current funding renovates approximately six playgrounds per year. The following table shows the average cost to replace a playground by size:

Playground SizeAverage Cost
2,500 - 5,000 sq ft$250,000 - $300,000
5,000 - 10,000 sq ft$300,000 - $500,000
10,000 - 18,000 sq ft$500,000 - $1,000,000
Imagination Playgrounds$500,000 - $1,000,000


Current Renovations

Below is a list of current playground renovation projects. Please visit the specific project pages for more information about the specific park project, including timeline schedule, project contacts, and community engagement information.

Recently Completed Projects

Below is a list of playground renovation projects completed in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021.