Fields 

  1. City  Fields
  2. M-NCPPC Fields
  3. School Fields

City of Bowie sports fields are among the most in-demand in Prince Georges County.

After school hours and evening hours are reserved for leagues and schools serving youth and adult programs, and typically have few vacancies.  Leagues, schools and organized groups must have permits in order to utilize athletic fields. Permits for league play are usually issued on a quarterly basis.

Prince George's County Board of Education and the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission also provide fields for public use in the City of Bowie.

Murtagh 2 Opening Day 2011

Field Overview

The City of Bowie issues permits for leagues, schools and other organized groups to use the following locations during the hours identified below:

 City of Bowie Fields Monday to FridayWeekends
 Acorn Hill Park  
   Soccer
 3:30 p.m. - dark8 a.m. - dark
 Allen Pond Park  
   Andy Brown Soccer5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
   Allen Pond Softball 15:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
   Allen Pond Softball 25:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
   Murtagh 25:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
   Huston5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 
Blacksox Park   
   Blacksox Baseball5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
   Blacksox Softball 1&25:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
   Blacksox 3 & 45:30 p.m. - dark8 a.m. - dark
Buckingham Park   
   Baseball 1 (spring)  5:30 p.m. - dark 8 a.m. - dark
   Baseball 2 (Spring)  5:30 p.m. - dark8a.m. - dark
   Baseball 35:30 p.m. - dark 8 a.m. - dark
   Soccer overlay (fall) 5:30 a.m. - dark8 a.m. - dark
Church Road   
   Church Road 15:30 p.m. - dark8 a.m. - dark
   Church Road 2&3Closed until AugustClosed until August
Glen Allen Park  
   Soccer5:30 p.m. - dark8 a.m. - dark
   Softball5:30 p.m. to dark8 a.m - dark
Kenhill Center  
   Soccer5:30 p.m. - dar8 a.m. - dark
   Softball 15:30 p.m. - dark8 a.m. - dark
   Softball 2 5:30 p.m. - dark8 a.m. to dark
Jericho Park  
  Jericho Park Adult         Softball5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Jericho Park Fields 1-3
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Mitchellville Park  
    Fields 1-7 5:30 p.m. - dark8 a.m. - dark
Pope's Creek Park   
    Pope's Creek Soccer5:30 p.m. - dark8 a.m. - dark
   Pope's Creek Softball5:30 p.m.- dark8 a.m. - dark
Whitemarsh Park  
   Synthetic3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.8 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
   Multi-Use5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Lower Football Field 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Baseball5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

All City athletic fields are inspected daily to determine if the fields are safe and in good condition for use. All field users (with or without a permit) must check the field status line (301-262-6200, Option 2 and then Option 1)  prior to practicing or playing on a City of Bowie athletic field.

Daily Field Status

Murtaugh 1 Synthetic Field

The Murtagh 1 Synthetic Turf Field at Allen Pond Park is available for open play for small group/individual practice sessions (less than 5 participants per group) without a permit. Groups of 6 or more must obtain a permit except during the times listed below. Weekday open play practice sessions.

Weekday Open Play

The Murtagh 1 Synthetic Turf Field at Allen Pond Park is available for non-league play per the schedule below. User managed drop in play; no referees. 

Saturday and Sunday Open Play

The Murtagh 1 Synthetic Turf Field at Allen Pond Park is available for non-league play per the schedule below. User managed drop in play; no referees. 

Spring Schedule

The field is routinely available weekdays, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Times are subject to change based on permitted usage. This usage is intended for individual or very small group open play. Examples include individual shooting sessions or skill drills. It is not intended for games, league scrimmages, camps or similar usage. 

March to August

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. - individual or small (less than 5) group training

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - non league play ages 18+ co-ed. No Coaches. No Referees. No exclusive use. All participants welcome. 

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - individual or small (less than 5) group training

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Typically permitted to organized groups. When permitted groups are present, all others must vacate the field.

The City reserves the right to change this schedule with no notice to accommodate camps, tournaments, field maintenance or other activities. 

Grass Fields for  Pickup Games - No Permit Required

The fields listed below are currently available without a permit for drop in games. This list may change seasonally to allow for field resting and maintenance. Please check this list and the field status line prior to visiting the field and scheduling a pickup game.

If a permitted organized team, program, or league shows up while your pickup game is in progress, the non-permitted user group must leave the playing field. If this occurs, you may contact a City Park Ranger at 240-508-3881 to confirm the team has been issued a permit to use the field.

Non-permitted users must also leave the field during park maintenance, including grass cutting and infield maintenance. Field lights are not available for use for non-permitted pickup games on grass fields. City parks close at dark and non-permitted field users must leave City park property before dark.

This non-permitted usage is intended for pickup games and not league scrimmages or official games. 

March 1 to Memorial Day

Soccer Use

  • Acorn Hill Park
  • Mitchellville Soccer Field #7
  • Pope's Creek
  • Buckingham Park
  • Kenhill Center
  • Huntington South
  • Mitchellville South

Baseball, Softball, Kickball

  • Kenhill Center
  • Blacksox baseball field (90' Diamond)
  • Glen Allen softball field
  • Popes Creek Softball
  • Huntington South

Most Prince George's County Public School fields and M-NCPPC fields within the City may also be used for neighborhood games without a permit. Please call 301-809-3086 for more information on specific fields and usage regulations.

All grass fields are closed from November 15 to March 15.