Prince George’s Launches 2023 Safe Summer Programming

Hundreds of hours of activities for teens in local community centers this summer to help keep them engaged and safe. 

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) released the Prince George’s 2023 Safe Summer schedule that offers late night programming in community centers for kids ages 13-17. The bi-county agency unveiled a plan including 17 participating community centers in Prince George’s. Three of the locations specifically offer sports league activities for summer basketball.

From the website:

Get in on the fun and make the most of those homework–free months with Safe Summer! Make late nights great nights! Open to Prince George’s County residents only, program hours and activities vary.

The schedule lists available hours, days of the week, and start and end dates for the programming, which typically is organized to run through the summer months when kids are out of school. This years late night offerings run from June 26 – August 12 with most services beginning at 9p and running until 11:30p. A WTOP news report shared details about the Prince George’s summer crime plan and it currently does not include a youth curfew.

The importance of planning and programming recreational spaces for the betterment of communities is also a major focus of the 2023 MACo Summer Conference session titled, “Playing the Long Game: Roadmaps for Parks & Rec Planning.” An esteemed panel of leaders and policy experts will explore how to make sure these facilities meet the needs of residents by identifying priorities and engaging the community.

The 2023 MACo Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD from August 16-19. This year’s theme is “Where The Rubber Meets the Road.” More information can be found on our conference website.

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Questions? Contact Virginia White