A partnership with the University of Maryland is not unique. In fact, DPR partnered with the university in the construction of the Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center in 1994. The Department continues to look for opportunities to establish and further partnerships with public and private entities to provide recreation amenities to residents.
Existing partnerships include The Gardens Icehouse, Prince George’s Stadium, and the Junior Tennis Champions Center. The proposed partnership with the University of Maryland to reimagine the Paint Branch Complex is an opportunity to provide programming and community access to a collegiate-level track and field facility. Furthermore, a partnership with the University brings additional financial and staffing resources to the site.