Category: Announcements

Today – Live Smart, Eat Local – Clarice Smith Director Martin Wollesen!

Our March Live Smart, Eat Local event with The Clarice Executive Director Martin Wollesen is today! Please see below for details

Monday March 30th, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments »

County Proposes 15% Property Tax Hike

The Prince George’s County Executive has recently proposed to raise property tax rates by 15% for the first time in 35 years and includes layoffs and furloughs, all to free up more funding for schools, public safety and economic development. Above are links and a 28-page document on the proposed budget. The website address immediately […]

Saturday March 28th, 2015 in Announcements, County | No Comments »

Annual Bulk Recycling Starts April 4

The Public Works Department is open the first 4 Saturdays in April ( April 4, 11, 18 and 25) from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for City residents to drop off trash and recycling. This is the only time you may bring items to Public Works for disposal (other than used motor oil). The following […]

Friday March 27th, 2015 in Announcements, Bul recycling | No Comments »

What Does the Purple Line Mean for College Park?: A Forum for Students and Residents

Join the SGA Student Sustainability Committee on Tuesday, March 31st to engage in a forum on the Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line project. The Purple Line would have major implications for the University of Maryland and surrounding communities, servicing 21 stops between Prince George’s County and Montgomery County. The infrastructure project could generate as many as […]

Saturday March 21st, 2015 in Announcements, Traffic, Transportation | No Comments »

Pepco Giving Away 1,500 Free Trees to Local Customers

Pepco is providing 1,500 free trees to customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia through the Energy-Saving Trees program. It’s the fifth year of the Pepco-Arbor Day Foundation partnership that provides two trees per household while supplies last. This year, the free trees are more developed as they’re lightly branched and 2 to 4 […]

Friday March 20th, 2015 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

City Needs Your Feedback for Future Direction

As the draft College Park strategic plan is now ready, the City is looking for your comments on how you want to see the City to progress in the next 5 years. Please attend the Public Forum in the Council Chambers at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to comment on the draft 2020 […]

Thursday March 19th, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments »

Seniors Spring Luncheon at College Park Youth and Family Center

Nate Sullivan, Park and Planning Director of the College Park Youth Services Center in North College Park is hosting a Seniors Spring Luncheon on April 7th from 10 am – noon at 4912 Nantucket Road. In addition to the lunch, Nate will be gathering information from attendees about their interests as well as type of […]

Tuesday March 17th, 2015 in Announcements, Senior citizens | No Comments »

Barbara Caskey to Retire This Year

After 20+ years as Principal of Hollywood Elementary (40+ years in PGCPS), Barbara Caskey is retiring this year. The City is going to recognize her and celebrate her contribution to the College Park children at the May 26th City Council meeting. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the celebration reception and make comments. […]

City to Hold Public Forums on Lowering Voting Age and Strategic Plan

At the Worksession on last Tuesday, Council expressed the desire to have a public forum on the question of whether 16- and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in City elections. This has been scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. Additionally, the public forum on the Draft Strategic Plan is scheduled for Thursday, […]

Saturday March 7th, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments »

City to Hold Complete Streets Workshop

The City will be holding a workshop on Complete Streets – about how to make our streets more accessible to all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, and people with disabilities – on April 8 at 7 pm at City Hall. More details below. Please spread the word! Please save the date: Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00pm […]

Friday March 6th, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments »

SMARTLEAF Wood Mulch Available for Sale

Wood mulch is available for sale from the College Park Department of Public Works. SMARTLEAF® (screened compost) is also available, while unscreened compost is unavailable. Hours for pickup are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The next weekend hours will be all four Saturdays in April (4th, […]

Saturday February 28th, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments »

Registration is Open for the 2nd Annual College Park 5K Race!

Runners, families, and running families are invited to join us on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 a.m. to run or walk the five kilometer course, which starts and ends in the Hollywood Shopping Center on Rhode Island Avenue. The race features a separate start for parents with strollers as well as families racing with children. For new and lapsed runners, or anyone […]

Wednesday February 25th, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments »

Groups Announce College Park Book Festival 2015

Once again, the College Park Community Library and the College Park Lions Club will be hosting the annual College Park Book Festival. Please mark your calendar and see below for details.

Sunday February 22nd, 2015 in Announcements, Library | No Comments »

City Announces 2015 Summer Camp Scholarship

Like last year, the City pf College Park is providing scholarships to College Park students so that they can attend summer camps at the University of Maryland.The deadline is March 10. The City will be paying upto $500 to each student. Applications are available online at and at Youth and Family Services 4912 Nantucket […]

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Thursday February 19th, 2015 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »