Watkins Regional Park


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Part of the Prince George's Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Editorial Review

Watkins Regional Park in Prince George's County has an array of outdoor recreation to keep the family busy on a nice spring day. From athletic fields and campgrounds to a nature center, the park is packed with activities. Explore a turtle pond, freshwater and saltwater aquariums, a children's Discovery Corner, as well as live displays of local reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey. Other attractions at the 500-acre Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission area include a miniature train, antique carousel, the Old Maryland Farm and a playground.

Pony rides are offered at the Old Maryland Farm from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Riders must be at least 2 years old. The cost is $2. Call 201-218-6770 for information about Old Maryland Farm.

The 18-hole, par-45 miniature golf course features such entertaining obstacles as a water-spitting turtle, wishing well, house and loop.