Southern Area Aquatic & Recreation Complex (SAARC)

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M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County is proud to introduce the Southern Area Aquatic and Recreation Complex (SAARC)! Located in Brandywine, Maryland (conveniently located near Branch Ave/Route 5 (MD 5) and Crain Highway/U.S. Route 301). SAARC is a community center that also provides a space for fitness and health goals to be met.

SAARC is the first Multi-Generational recreational complex in Prince George’s County! It is a place where all members of the family can participate in activities together. 

If you and your family are seeking a fun, healthy, and active lifestyle within your community, SAARC is the facility for you! The facility offers a variety of amenities including:  

  • Fitness and Aerobic Rooms: Meet your fitness goals with SAARC! These rooms offer state-of-the-art circuit weight and cardiovascular equipment and the best fitness and dance classes taught by professional instructors and personal trainers.
  • Natatorium: Experience panoramic scenic views of the wooded areas while swimming laps in the six-lane pool. The 25-yard pool provides a balanced blend of fitness, competition, and instructional aquatic programs. The natatorium is open all year long and features a leisure pool, a fun flume slide into a plunge pool, and a spa pool.    
  • Gymnasium: SAARC’s high school rated basketball gymnasium has two courts to accommodate a variety of sports activities and community events.
  • Café: Before or after you work out or attend a class, stop by the café to grab a beverage or a quick bite to eat!
  • Hospitality Spaces: Create everlasting memories. Our beautiful glass-encased complex with high vaulted ceilings is a unique venue for weddings, receptions, birthday parties, baby showers, as well as meetings and conferences. Convenient amenities include a choice of five rooms for hosting, high-tech equipment, and a warming kitchen for catering. (Rental rates apply. 
  • Programming: SAARC offers a full schedule of classes for all generations. This includes yoga, fitness boot camp, water fitness, dance, Zumba, aerobics, and more. Kids can participate in swimming lessons, basketball skills, tumbling, hip-hop dance, and many more classes. 
  • Membership: Sign up and gain full access to the facility with a monthly or yearly membership.