Prince George’s Co. parks cancel public events, closes most facilities through mid-January

FILE - People walk along a trail, July 11, 2021, in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park. It’s a joint pledge being signed Wednesday by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to test some of the newest and most innovative travel technologies on public lands. The plan is being made possible by the $1 trillion infrastructure law and other federal spending. Under new pilot programs, visitors to national parks could see self-driving shuttle buses, along with more electric scooter or bike stations and electric charging stations for travelers in zero-emission cars. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)(AP/John Locher)
Public events and programs as well as most park facilities in Prince George’s County will be closed beginning Wednesday through Jan. 18 (Photo by Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation).

Public events and programs, as well as most park facilities, in Prince George’s County, Maryland will be closed beginning Wednesday through Jan. 18.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the county’s parks and recreation department announced the decision on Tuesday, saying that all parks and trails will remain open.

The closures are part of the department’s COVID-19 response. Face coverings are required in the parks.

The special election voting center at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex will remain open and previously scheduled rentals will be honored.

The Festival of Lights will remain open through Jan. 2.

The department said in a release that it will reassess the status prior to reopening in mid-January.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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