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Temporary Lane Closures on Route 1 Baltimore Avenue

New: On April 28, 2022, crews continue utility relocations at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1) and Rossborough Lane through June, weather permitting. Temporary lane closures on Baltimore Avenue (US Route 1) may occur between 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Work Zone Safety
Reminder: As work increases along the alignment, the Purple Line team remains committed to keeping everyone safe. Pedestrians and motorists are advised to follow construction signage and use the open sidewalk(s). For the safety of the public and our construction team, entry into construction work zones is not permitted.

As work continues, we will strive to keep you informed of the progress of this project. For information on construction activities, schedules, and other updates, please visit For immediate construction concerns, please email us at or call (443) 451-3706.
Due to traffic, weather, or emergencies, all activities are emergencies.

COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit Distribution

Limited Number of Free COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits Available for City Residents

The City of College Park is distributing more than 1,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to City residents. If you are a City resident and would like a FREE COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit, you must fill out the reservation request form here. More details are available at

More COVID-19 related updates are available at

Tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Please see below tomorrow’s farmers market newsletter..

Here are a few things we have coming up tomorrow at the Hollywood Farmers Market!  Locally farmed meats for grill season from the Waltz Family Farm. Freshly roasted coffee from Alcoba Coffee. Fresh local vegetables from Blue Berwyn and Backyard Boogie. Backyard Boogie’s kitchen has returned with a new menu of amazing, fresh made to order prepared foods. Also this weekend; prepared Thai food from Amity Kitchen. Come join us for breakfast, lunch AND brunch! We would like to welcome our new local honey vendor Honey Glow Apiary. Be sure to visit their stand. Double Sharp will be playing all your favorite tunes and songs from bluegrass to Bach. Starting at 9 am come and listen or bring your instrument and pick one with us!Sharrah Orchard is off this weekend to attend a family wedding. Calvert Farms is also off this week. We are looking forward to seeing both vendors back next week.

Our vendors this week include:Blue Berwyn FarmBackyard Boogie GardensShmidt SpiritsAlcoba CoffeeAmity KitchenHoney Glow AiparyWaltz Family FarmAnd Musical Group: Double Sharp 

We are located at the Hollywood Shopping Center by MOM’s and Proteus Bikes9801 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD, 20740

Follow Us!Instagram @hollywood_farmers_market_mdFacebook @hollywoodmarket

3D Design & Printing Summer Program

2022 3D Design & Printing Summer Program

The free 3D Design & Printing Summer Program is a 1-week in-person summer camp at the University of Maryland College Park that provides students with the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a variety of hands-on projects. With help from STEM experts like Kamau Bobb of Google, students gain both the knowledge and the skills they need to succeed in STEM programs through college and career.

2 sessions will be held in July 2022 for rising 7th and rising 8th graders who attend school in Prince George’s County. The sessions will be held from July 11 – July 15, and July 25 – July 29, 2022. Each session will host a maximum of 10 students.

Parents/guardians and students should complete the application below together. Applications will be reviewed and parents/guardians will be notified of the student’s acceptance into the program. Parents/guardians and students must reside in Prince George’s County. Thanks to the generosity of Cummings Aerospace, there is no cost for the camp. Please email Mr. Bongnwi Tangyie ( at the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering with any questions.

No Mow April 2022 Survey

Did you participate in the City’s No-Mow April? If not, why? We want to hear from you about the City’s new No-Mow April initiative whether you participated or not!

Take this short survey to share your thoughts on it. Feedback from the survey will help guide the future development of this initiative.

The survey closes on June 9, 2022!

Survey link

City offices Closed Memorial Day

All City of College Park offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Refuse and recycling will occur one day later than normal during this holiday week:

Monday collections will occur Tuesday, May 31
Tuesday collections will occur Wednesday, June 1
Wednesday collections will occur Thursday, June 2

Special collections for brush and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, June 3, of this holiday week. You must call 240-487-3590 or email to schedule a pickup before setting your items out to the curb.

Free Tutoring Program for College Park’s Middle School Students

The Every Child Project (TECP)

The Every Child Project (TECP)

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will consider approving a partnership with The Every Child Project (TECP) during the 2022-2023 school year to provide virtual tutoring to a minimum of 10 College Park students at the Greenbelt Middle School.

TECP is based at the University of Maryland and its mission is to support equitable access to high-quality academic support (specifically in foundational/core subjects) for K-12 students across Maryland. TECP’s tutoring model provides one-on-one virtual tutoring over Zoom in math, reading and writing, science, and social studies. Some tutors are also able to provide tutoring in Spanish. Services are free for students. An elearning content designer could greatly enhance the educational resources offered by TECP for an even more enriching online learning experience.

The Education Advisory Committee requested consideration to provide TECP with $3,000 for the tutoring services. Representatives from TECP presented to the Education Advisory Committee on 2/28/2022.

The proposed budget of $3000 would include background checks for tutors, estimated at $300 for 5 tutors. Additionally, $200 would be provided for supplies, and tutors would be provided a $250 stipend for each semester.

City Staff to Run Hollywood Farmers Market Operations

The Hollywood Farmers Market

The Hollywood Farmers Market is staffed by two seasonal contract employees (Julie Beavers and Aaron Springer) who serve as independent contractors.

The Hollywood Farmers market started 10 years ago. It runs in the parking lot of the Hollywood Shopping Center located at 9801 Rhode Island Avenue, on Saturdays between Saturday, May 7, 2022, and Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 9 am-1 pm.

The City now wishes to change the employment relationship with the two seasonal employees from being an Independent Contractor to becoming a Part-Time, Temporary City employee, without benefits.

This change would become effective in the 2023 Market Season. The City will also secure insurance for the Hollywood Farmers Market operations.

At next week’s meeting, the City Council will consider approving these changes.

City to Observe Memorial Day at College Park Veterans Memorial

Monday, May 30, 2022,  11 am , College Park Veterans Memorial

The City of College Park will hold its annual 2022 Memorial Day observance, Monday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the College Park Veterans Memorial at the intersection of Baltimore Ave. and Greenbelt Rd.

The program will include music, speakers, and wreath-laying in fitting tribute to the men and women who have served our country. Please bring pictures of your loved ones, veterans alive or passed to share on our Honors Table.

Parking is available near Bowlero at 9021 Baltimore Ave. This event is sponsored by the City’s Veterans Memorial Committee.

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