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Posted on: September 24, 2020

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Announces Openings of Wells Ice Rink and Several Indoor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, September 24, 2020

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Announces 
Openings of Wells Ice Rink and Several Indoor Pools 

RIVERDALE, MD – The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the reopening of some popular indoor amenities. The community will be able to register for the following amenities at through the Department’s online registration system PARKS DIRECT on Thursday, October 1.

“With the changing of the seasons we are adding to the recreational activities we are reopening for our patrons. We are pleased to open several indoor pools and the Herbert Wells Ice Rink,” says M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Director, Bill Tyler. “As always, we continue to follow the guidance of public health officials, and implement procedures and guidelines put in place to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons.”

Sunday, October 4
Herbert Wells Ice Rink - 5211 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740.
Make reservations with your PARKS DIRECT account, initial opening for team/league play only. Open skate reservations coming soon.
Check information or to create a new account at

The following indoor pool locations: 

Monday, October 5:
Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool
6122 Sargent Road, Chillum, MD 20782

Theresa Banks Memorial Pool
8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD 20706

Allentown Splash, Tennis, and Fitness Park
7210 Allentown Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Monday, October 12:
Fairland Sports & Aquatic Center
13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel, MD 20707

Prince George’s Sports & Learning Aquatic Center
8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785

Reservations are required for all swim sessions. For all swim sessions, capacity remains limited. For availability, and to make reservations with your PARKS DIRECT account, visit reservations

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.


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