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Autoville Area Development Presentation

Tomorrow, November 28, at 7 PM, Donan Enterprises will present a presentation outlining a proposed residential development in the north Autoville area of College Park.

The meeting will be held at the Chinese Bible Church located at 9618 Autoville Dr.

This is your opportunity to learn about the project and voice any concerns to the developer.


Greenbelt Community mourns sudden loss of Councilmember Ric Gordon

On Sunday, the City of Greenbelt sadly shared the news of the passing of Councilmember Ric Gordon, a cherished figure in the community.

A native of Prince George’s County, Councilmember Gordon was recognized on the City of Greenbelt’s website as a devoted advocate for the residents of Franklin Park. His commitment extended to addressing a range of needs and concerns, bridging the gap between property management and the city of Greenbelt.

Words fail to capture the depth of this loss. Our hearts go out to his family and fellow council members at the City of Greenbelt during this difficult time. For those acquainted with Ric, his profound dedication to his family, the Greenbelt community, and the larger Prince George’s County area was evident. Always ready to extend a helping hand or a sympathetic ear, his absence will be deeply felt.

In honor of Ric’s memory, a GoFundMe campaign has been established to support his grieving family. Below is the link:

Support small Businesses on Small Business Saturday

Today is small business Saturday.

Support some small businesses today in college park, Vee will be there with a few of her alter ego’s books along with a few other authors selling some interesting works! Also check out the hosting business Frequency private salon! 3-5pm today, hope to see you all there!

City to Renovate Equipment in Playgrounds

Planned playground equipment renovations are scheduled to begin near the end of November and continue into January 2024, weather permitting. Existing equipment in the specified areas will be removed and replaced with new play equipment.

The tentative renovation schedule is:

Davis playground – equipment in the area for 2 – 5 year old children, November 22nd
Hollywood playground – play structure for 2 – 12 year old children, December 4th
Muskogee playground – complete equipment renovation in all 3 play areas, December 11th
The Mews – complete renovation of play equipment, January 10th
Old Town playground – equipment in the area for 2 – 5 year old children, January 15th
Calvert Hills – equipment in the area for 2 – 5 year old children, January 22nd

During the play equipment renovations at the various sites, the designated area(s) will be closed until the equipment renovations are complete. Please respect area closures for everyone’s safety.

For additional information contact Dept. of Public Works 240.487.3590, Brenda Alexander, or Robert Marsili

Gettysburg Lane Community Discussion

November 29 | 6PM | Zoom

Please join us for an online community discussion concerning permit parking for Gettysburg Lane, and what it could mean for you!

Join the zoom here 

Are you interested in serving on a City Advisory Board?

Advisory Board Volunteers Wanted

Serve your community, lend your talents, and meet your neighbors by serving on a City Advisory Board:

  • Bee City USA Committee
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (New)
  • Committee for a Better Environment
  • Education Advisory Committee
  • Events Advisory Board
  • Veterans Memorial Committee

If you are Interested in volunteering, please complete an application (CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION) by Friday, December 29, 2023. The Mayor and Council will make appointments in January 2024 for three-year terms.

Bee City USA
Members of the Bee City USA committee enhance community awareness of urban pollinators in the City of College Park. The Committee will follow the guidelines established by Bee City USA to maintain the City’s affiliation with this organization.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Individuals interested in serving should be interested in improving the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians as they walk and cycle through our City. The committee will assist in the development of City-specific bicycle and pedestrian polices and assist in preparing a City Bikeway Master Plan.

Committee for a Better Environment
Individuals interested in serving on the Community for a Better Environment should have an interest in sustainability and environmental advocacy.

Education Advisory Committee
Individuals interested in serving on the Education Advisory Committee will support, strengthen and promote the schools that College Park students attend.

City Events Advisory Board
The City Events Advisory Board recommends, advises, and assists City staff on budgeted events and recreational activities that meet the interests of the City’s diverse community of residents and attract visitors to the City. Individuals interested in serving on this board should have interest and expertise in entertainment, recreation, social activities and community-building.

Seniors Committee
Individuals interested in serving on the College Park Seniors Committee should have an interest in senior advocacy, community building, networking and outreach.

Veterans Memorial Committee
Individuals interested in serving on the Veterans Memorial Committee will be involved in planning the City’s Veterans Day and Memorial Day events to honor our veterans.

Gingerbread House Competition

Hey College Park? Are you looking for something fund to do with family over the Thanksgiving holiday? Make a gingerbread house! You can bake or purchase and decorate your house, or other structure, with friends and family, enter the house in our gingerbread house competition and then come, see it displayed at our Winter Wonderland on Dec. 2nd. Follow the link to see rules and how to register! Come on College Park! Get your creative on, gather around the kitchen table, and get to adding some sparkles to your next creation. Winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place receive a gift card to Collee Park Business of their choice. Join in the fun, College Park!

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

All City of College Park offices will close at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. No special collections will occur next week.

One Warm Coat Drive – November 15 – December 5

We all deserve to stay warm and safe this winter. Help us give children in College Park in need coats, hats, and gloves this winter by donating new or like-new coats and winter gear to the City’s “One Warm Coat Drive” between November 15 – December 5, 2023.

This year, donations will be delivered to elementary schools in College Park to benefit children in need. Your coat donation will greatly impact a child’s life and well-being this winter season.

Let’s spread the warmth during the cold months ahead! Donations can be placed into designated collection boxes during business hours at the following locations:

City Hall | 7401 Baltimore Ave | Monday – Friday | 8AM – 5PM
Davis Hall | 9217 51st Ave. | Monday – Friday | 8AM – 4PM
Youth & Family Services | 4912 Nantucket Rd. | Monday – Friday | 10AM – 5PM

College Park Turkey Trot

November 23 | 9AM | Paint Branch Trail

Join the 2023 College Park Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 23 at 9AM. Walk or run the 5K route along the beautiful Paint Branch Trail.
Simply register for FREE at
Learn more here.

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