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Camp Springs is an unincorporated area in the county of Prince George's, Maryland. It is surrounded by the communities of Temple Hills, Apple Grove, Friendly, Clinton, Joint Base Andrews, Morningside, Suitland, Silver Hill, Gordons Corner and Marlow Heights. The census-designated place (CDP) includes the unincorporated area of Andrews Manor and has a population of 19,096 as of the 2010 census.
The Camp Springs community was established in the mid-1800s at present-day Branch Ave. and Allentown Rd. By 1860, it consisted of a blacksmith shop, Methodist church, school, several stores and residences. Based on early records, the settlement was named Allentown after the Allen family, who owned a large portion of the land in the area. It is said, the community got its Camp Springs name because soldiers who were on their way to Fort Meade would camp in the area due to its many springs.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, there was no significant growth to the Camp Springs area. However, when the Camp Springs Army Air Field, now Joint Base Andrews, was developed in the 1940s on the tract of land adjacent to the community and a shortage of housing was evident after World War II, Camp Spring became an ideal area for residential development. Developments to Camp Springs include the following:
Nonetheless, these developments were done slowly through the decade because of the lack of water and sewer lines. It wasn't until the 1960s and 1970s when the lines were completed. This led to the largest boom of construction in the area. Today, Camp Springs is part of the Prince George's County Public Schools System. Schools serving the area include Allenwood Elementary School, Avalon Elementary School, William Beanes Elementary School, Hillcrest Heights Elementary School, Princeton Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School, Drew-Freeman Middle School, Crossland High School, and Dr. Henry A. Wise High School.
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Henson Creek Park is one of the many parks that provide the residents of Camp Springs with recreational space. Owned by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), it is open from dawn to dusk. The park features amenities such as a baseball and softball field, mixed-use field, open space, 5.7-mile paved linear trails, fishing, picnic tables and grills.
Located on Allentown Rd., the Camp Springs Senior Activity Center is popular among residents who are 60 and older. It includes a billiards room, classroom space, computer lab, dance room, fitness room and senior lounge. The center also offers numerous classes, educational sessions, day trips, special events, health screenings, clubs and drop-in activities. For those who are interested in spending quality time at Camp Springs Senior Activity Center, it is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.
Situated adjacent to the Camp Springs Senior Activity Center is Allentown Plaza. A shopping mall of Camp Springs, it provides locals of the surrounding areas with shopping and dining options such as Super Eastern, 100 Plus Latino, Salón Internacional, Swift Fitness Studio, Spizzy Smoothies and Teas, Tienda Marlia grocery store, Tienda Latina, La Bendicion Market, El Papi Real Street Tacos, and many more.
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