Use of City Fields
City of Bowie sports fields are among the most in-demand in all of Prince Georges County. Leagues, schools and organized groups must have permits in order to utilize athletic fields.
After school hours and evening hours are reserved for leagues and schools serving youth and adult programs, and typically have few vacancies. Permits for league play are typically issued on a quarterly basis.
FIELD OVERVIEW:City of Bowie issues permits for leagues, schools and other organized groups seeking to use the following locations during the hours identified below:
|City of Bowie Fields||Monday-Friday||Weekends|
|Acorn Hill Park|
|Allen Pond Park|
|Andy Brown Soccer||Closed Fall 2021|
|Allen Pond Softball 1||5:30pm-10:30pm||8am-10:30pm|
|Allen Pond Softball 2||5:30pm-10:30pm||8am-10:30pm|
|Blacksox Softball 1 & 2||5:30pm-10:30pm||8am-10:30pm|
|Blacksox 3 & 4||5:30pm-dark||8am-dark|
|Baseball 1 (spring)||5:30pm-dark
|Baseball 2 (Spring)||5:30pm-dark||8am-dark|
|Soccer overlay (fall)||5:30am-dark||8am-dark|
|Church Road 1||5:30pm-dark||8am-dark|
|Church Road 2 & 3||5:30pm-10pm||8am-10pm
|Glen Allen Park|
|Soccer||Closed Fall 2021|
|Jericho Park Adult Softball||5:30pm-10:30pm||8am-10:30pm|
|Jericho Park Fields 1-3||5:30pm-10:30pm||8am-10:30pm|
|Pope's Creek Park|
|Pope's Creek Soccer||5:30pm-dark||8am-dark|
|Pope's Creek Softball||5:30pm-dark||8am-dark|
|Lower Football Field||5:30pm-10:30pm||5:30pm-10:30pm|
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 prior to practicing or playing on a City of Bowie athletic field.
Daily Field Status
Murtagh 1 Synthetic Field
Weekday Open Play Practice Sessions
Less than 5 Participants- No Permit Required
More than 5 Participants-Permit required call 301-809-3086
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.
The field is routinely available weekdays - Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 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.
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.
Call Ranger for lights: 240-508-3881.
Fall 2021 Schedule Saturday and Sunday
6pm-7:30pm- age 13-18 (youth) soccer
7:30pm-9pm- age 35+ co-ed soccer (less competitive)
9pm-10:30pm- age 18+ co-ed soccer (more competitive)
Proof of age is not required. Participants are encouraged to select the drop in session most appropriate for their skill level.
Murtagh 1 Synthetic Turf Rules
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.
Labor Day - November 15 (Fall schedule)
- Acorn Hill Park
- Mitchellville Soccer Field #7
- Pope's Creek
- Buckingham Park
- Kenhill Center
- Huntington South
- Mitchellville South
- Kenhill Center
- Blacksox baseball field (90' Diamond)
- Glen Allen softball field
- Popes Creek Softball
- Huntington South
All grass fields are closed from
November 15 - March 15
The City of Bowie permitting office also permits the fields below:
Park and Planning Parks Weekday Hours 5:30pm-dark Weekend Hours 8am-dark
|Collington Station Park|
|Enfield Chase Park|
|Fox Hill Park|
|Huntington North Park|
|Huntington South Park|
|Mitchellville South Park|
|North Oak Park|
|Saddlebrook East Park|
|Sandy Hill Park|
|The Vistas at Easthaven|
|Board of Education Fields Weekday Hours 5:30pm-dark Weekend Hours 8am-dark|
|Benjamin Tasker Middle|
|C. Elizabeth Reig Regional|
|Chapel Forge Early Childhood Center|
|Heather Hills Elementary|
|Pointer Ridge Elementary|
|Samuel Ogle Middle|
|Tulip Grove Elementary|