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Share Your Thoughts on the Planning, Parks, and Recreation Budget

The Prince George’s County Planning Board of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will hold its 2022 Budget Forums virtually this fall, to solicit comments on the Commission’s budget for planning, parks, and recreation in Prince George’s County for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2023.

The virtual public forums will be held:
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.

Public participation is encouraged through a phone bridge or GoTo Meeting (online video meeting software). The forums can be viewed live through our streaming service and a video recording will be available for review after the hearing.

Register to Speak
Everyone who wishes to speak at the Budget Forum MUST REGISTER ONLINE by noon, the Monday before the forum. To register, visit and select “Testify at a Hearing.” Under Budget Forums, select a meeting date, complete the form in its entirety, and submit it. Following your registration submission, an email will be sent with the GoTo Meeting information by 3:00 p.m. the Monday before, including the phone number and a web address to connect to the meeting. To submit documentation as a part of the forum, email information to

Written Comments
Written comments will also be accepted until close of business, Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
Mail: Peter A. Shapiro, Chair
Prince George’s County Planning Board
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Fax: Chair Shapiro, 301-952-5074

Special Assistance
M-NCPPC encourages the participation of persons with disabilities in all of its programs
and services. For special assistance (i.e. large print materials, assistive listening devices,
sign language interpretation, etc.) call the Public Affairs Office at 301-952-3038.

TODAY: Virtual Public Hearings on WSSC and M-NCPPC Budget

Today, Prince George’s County Council will host virtual public hearings on the fiscal year 2021 budget of WSSC (4:30 pm) and M-NCPPC (5:00 pm). You can sign up to speak here:

The recent briefing before the County Council suggested that WSSC line relocation cost in the beltway expansion project may hike water bills of the WSSC taxpayers. You can read more on this in my blog here:

Furthermore, the M-NCPPC hasn’t started the feasibility study on the north College Park Community Center with $250,000 it allocated in Fy2020. Please ask to continue funding this study in M-NCPPC FY2021 budget.

Council Discusses FY 19 M-NCPPC Budget Requests

At this week’s Council meeting, the City Council discussed the current FY2018 Park and Planning budget make a list of items to request in the FY 2019 budget.

In 2017 the City thanked the Board for local investments in the airport and trail connectivity. The City requested (for the second year in a row) additional funding for a new bike/pedestrian bridge and trail connection from the Paint Branch Park on the east side of the Northeast Branch to the trail system on the west side of the river.

Additionally, the Council requested funding for a multipurpose community facility and funding for the re-design and renovation of Hollywood Park. The City’s requests for the new trail connection, initial funding for a community facility in north College Park, and funding for Hollywood Park were not included in the M-NCPPC adopted budget.

Since last year’s discussion of the M-NCPPC budget, City Council members have discussed following potential new requests of M-NCPPC: (a) Continued annual funding for additional senior services (b) Replacement equipment for the Berwyn playground (c) Improvements to the Lakeland playground equipment (d) Rubber surfacing for M-NCPPC playgrounds in the City (e) Solar panels on the M-NCPPC community center (f) Removal of the fencing and barbed wire (excluding the metro track area) around Lake Artemesia (g) Permanent fix to the flooding and debris problem at the pedestrian underpass in Lakeland. The Council may wish to discuss additional requests and to prioritize all requests at tomorrow’s meeting.

Council to Discuss MD Park and Planning Projects

At this Tuesday’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss the FY16 Maryland Park and Planning budgets.

Here is the list of projects in College Park area. The Council is expected to send a letter to the M-NCPPC supporting these projects, especially the community center project in north College Park.

531035 Acredale Park 
Renovation of dog park $210,000
Status: Renovation of the restrooms, such as the replacement of a floor tile, and playground replacement were completed several years ago. Also planning to have windows replaced and have the exterior painted by KVN Construction. Dog Park Relocation has a current budget of $85, 000. M-NCCP is seeking to supplement the budget to relocate the dog park away from a perpetually flooded area and to add an area for small/shy dogs. Design is pending.

If you also have a limestone tile to repair or clean or replace, Limestone refinishing is an intricate process so you need to hire experts like Clean Image of Orlando.

530851 Calvert Park 
Park reconstruction $200,000
Status: Playground replacement, restroom renovation are completed. Grading/drainage improvement around picnic shelter is pending with a budget of $98,000. Timeline TBD.

531141 Paint Branch Golf Complex (First Tee)
New youth golf classroom total $1,904,000
Status: Completed in 2013.

531261 Paint Branch Hiker/Biker Trail
Trail connector from College Park Woods to Paint Branch
Status: Feasibility study is pending. The budget is $250,000 from previously awarded funds.

511180 Little Paint Branch Stream Valley Park
Trail connector from Paint Branch Trail at Cherry Hill Road in College Park to Little Paint Branch Trail at the Beltsville Community Center
$5,106,000 total funding
Status: The funding has been provided. Trail right-of-way acquisition and permitting is in progress and low bid for construction is under evaluation. Construction start anticipated by Winter 2016, pending completion of acquisitions.

530497 College Park Airport
Airport operations building
FY16 Total $250,000 Total funding: $6.157 million
Completion expected 1st Qtr 2016.

511275 North College Park Area Indoor Recreation Facility
Indoor programmable recreational space in the North College Park area
FY 16 50,000 FY17 $5,000,000
The FY 16 funding is proposed from Pay Go funds and would pay for a study. The FY 17 funding is proposed to come from a bond.

521248 Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail
Trail connector through College Park, Riverdale and Hyattsville to the Anacostia
Tributary Trail
The new trail segments are in Riverdale Park and Hyattsville. Completion expected in Spring 2015.

531064 Active Wells-Linson
Complex Reconstruction $5,190,000
Re-opening event held April 11, 2015.

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