Sonja Ewing

Sonja M. Ewing




Sonja M. Ewing, AICP is currently the Division Chief of the Park Planning and Environmental Stewardship Division for the Department of Parks and Recreation of Prince George’s County (a part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, M-NCPPC). She began her care at DPR in the Spring of 2016 as a Supervisor of the Park Planning Section. She served as Assistant Division Chief for the Park Planning and Development Division, from the Fall of 2019 until September 2023. Sonja has a rich background and extensive experience as an urban planner, urban designer, college professor, and urban planning consultant in both urban and suburban settings. Her team has completed park master plans for Watkins Regional Park, Walker Mill Regional Park and the DPR Trail Network, as well as supporting the outreach for projects such as the Tucker Road Ice Rink, Peppermill CC, SAARC. Ms. Ewing’s work focuses on community engagement, placemaking, participatory design and sustainable development. Previously she was with the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization, where she served as the Revitalization Program Manager and Urban Designer for the Silver Line Transit stations in Reston, VA. In a previous role as a Planner Coordinator for the Prince George’s County Planning Department, also a part of M-NCPPC, she was the Project Leader for the Subregion 4 Master Plan. Subregion 4 is the “Heart of Prince George’s County” and encompasses an area 29 square miles, extending from US Route 50 southward to Suitland Parkway, between the District of Columbia and the Capital Beltway. The plan encompasses an area where new and older suburban neighborhoods are balanced by planned development that is more urban in character near the study area’s 8 metro stations. Sonja was also responsible for preparing the Land Use, Resource Prioritization and Urban Design elements of Plan Prince George’s 2035 General Land Use Plan.