WEEKLY BULLETIN | June 22, 2018
The bridge connecting Riverdale Park Station to the Discovery District is now finally open!

A ribbon cutting was held earlier this morning and despite the rain, lots of people came out to celebrate this brand new connection! The new bridge will make access to the College Park Metro and MARC stations easier and give bicyclists and pedestrians better access to our trail system.
City Hall and Public Works Cashier Window Hours Extended
The City Hall cashier windows will be open on Saturdays, June 30 and July 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Public Works cashier window's hours will be open until 6:00 p.m. from June 25 - 29, and July 2, 3, 5 and 6.
2017 Annual Economic Development Report
The 2017 Annual Economic Development Report is out now. Check it out here .
New mBike station near Whole Foods
mBike members can use conveniently located bikeshare stations throughout College Park, University Park and now.... Riverdale Park! The new station is located at the southeast corner of Woodbury and 45th Street in the Riverdale Park Station development (one block north of Whole Foods).

Don't have an mBike membership yet? Sign up today and use the promo code mBikeSpringFling to receive a free two hour ride. Find out all about it and register at www.zagster.com/mbike or look for the Zagster app in the App Store or Google Play. 
Fourth of July Holiday
All City offices will be closed for the Independence Day holiday. The refuse and recycling schedule will adjust as follows for that week:

  • Monday collections will occur as usual on Monday, July 2
  • Tuesday collections will occur as usual on Tuesday, July 3
  • Wednesday collections will occur on Thursday, July 5

  • Special and brush collections will only occur on Friday, July 6.

Don't miss out on the fun that evening! Come join us at the City's annual Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks! For more information, see below under "Events."
Free Summer Parking
From May 26 through August 19, 2018, the Downtown College Park Garage and the City Hall Lot will offer free parking Monday through Friday after 5:00 pm and all-day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Try a new restaurant for dinner or visit a new store during these free parking summer weekends and nights in Downtown College Park!
Department of Public Works
Utility work along the Trolley Trail in the Berwyn and Lakeland neighborhoods is planned for the coming month. The starting date of this project has not been finalized; it will include the installation of a new overhead cable above the trail. This work will require the closure of the trail due to the quantity of equipment needed to install the new cable. The new cable will run from Greenbelt Rd to Berwyn House Rd. More information regarding this project will be released when details become available.

Pepco infrastructure up-grade work is planned for this weekend in the Calvert Hills neighborhood along Beechwood, Clemson, Drexel Rds, and Wake Forest Dr. Taller utility poles have been installed to support a new cable. Tree pruning will be necessary to create clearance for the new cable, and has been approved by the property owners of the affected trees. 

100 cubic yards of playground wood surfacing mulch has been installed at the Calvert Hills, Old Town, Crystal Springs and Branchville playgrounds to provide an adequate surfacing depth of cushioning material under the play structures.

The new Four Cities street sweeper, a Deluvo, has been delivered to Greenbelt and training was provided to Greenbelt mechanics and operators. The sweeper was put into use mid-week last week and did some sweeping in College Park. When the sweeper returns in July it will be the new sweeper for the entire two week period.

Mosquito Control
  • The City of College Park cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations. Larviciding treatments are made by MDA personnel to known areas of standing water to control mosquito larva that will prevent development into adult mosquitos. Spraying to control adult mosquitoes begins on June 6, weather permitting, and runs through September. Wednesday night is the designated day when spraying for adult mosquitoes may occur in College Park. MDA doesn’t spray individual properties; they treat neighborhoods that meet certain thresholds.
  • MDA has initiated a new mosquito complaint procedure; click here to provide your information.
  • Request for Exemption from Adult Mosquito Control Services. Any resident who wishes to have his/her property excluded from adult mosquito control pesticide applications by truck-mounted ultra low volume (ULV) sprayers must fill out this form annually. Click here for the application.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at:
240-487-3590 or publicworks@

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave.
Did You Know?
SMARTLEAF® compost and wood mulch are available!

Delivery is available Monday-Friday for an additional fee. Compost is $28.00 per cubic yard and wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard. Material may be picked up at Public Works, during business hours.

Yard Waste Carts
Yard Wast Carts are back in stock and they have been rolling out the door! The beige yard waste carts are offered to City residents for $25.00. Purchase and pick up carts at Public Works - 9217 51 st Avenue, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also call 301-487-3590 to make other arrangements.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
June 8 - 14, 2018
6/8 Contract officer conducted high visibility patrol at 4902 Berwyn Road (Holy Redeemer School) due to a school threat made by a student. No police action necessary.

6/8 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Edmonston Road and Knoxville Road. 8 citations were issued.

6/9 Contract officer issued a criminal citation for possession of alcoholic beverage at Norwich Road and Hopkins Avenue.

6/11 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5200 block of Campus Drive. (30 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

6/11 Contract officer on routine patrol observed a “panhandler” at Baltimore Avenue and I-95. Officer issued a citation to the “panhandler.”

6/11 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a report of an armed citizen robbery in the 4800 block of Niagara Road. Officer assisted the on-duty patrol units with canvassing the area for the suspect. Investigation is ongoing. 

6/12 Contract officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a minor traffic stop at Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive. The vehicle failed to stop and fled towards Kenilworth Avenue. Pursuit was not authorized.

6/13 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 5200 block of Campus Drive. (91 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

6/13 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and DePauw Place.  9 warnings were issued.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 79
Warnings: 85
Equipment Repair Orders: 18
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 2
Field Observation Report: 0
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 1
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 4
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 6
Zone 1/Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 2
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 5
Zone 2/Berwyn - Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 6
Zone 3/North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
University of Maryland, Lot 1

 The City of College Park and the University of Maryland are once again breaking out the red, white and blue for a fabulous Independence Day celebration!

A FREE concert and fireworks spectacular are on tap for Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the University of Maryland Campus in Parking Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive.

NightLife  will entertain from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. followed by a 30-40 minute Fireworks Extravaganza at dusk! Fun for all ages!

Please follow and like the City's Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date event information!

For the Facebook event, please click here.


Concessions open at 5:00 p.m. offering hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, ice cream, snow cones, soda and bottled water. Grass seating is limited, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Personal coolers are also allowed, but alcohol is not permitted. If you're thinking of bringing your pets to this event...Think again! Loud noises, flashing lights and large crowds can have traumatic effects on your pets. Let's do our best to keep them safe by leaving them at home.

In case of storm or the sounding of the weather warning siren, guests should seek shelter as directed by the University of Maryland Police Department. Rain date (fireworks only): Thursday, July 5, 2018. For more information, please contact the City's Department of Public Services at (240)487-3570.
College Park Rain Barrel Sale
Saturday, July 14
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works -
9217 51st Ave

 The City of College Park, the City’s Committee for a Better Environment, the College Park City-University Partnership and the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment are holding a rain barrel sale. 

Rain barrels cost $67.50, and using the Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate, the only cost is for the gutter attachment! This discounted rate is only available until July 10, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. 

Purchased rain barrels can be picked up at the College Park Sustainability Expo on July 14, which will include a presentation and information about the Anacostia Watershed, the Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate Program, The City of College Park's Tree Canopy Program, and sustainable projects - and their benefits - for your home like rain barrels, rain gardens, green housekeeping and more!  https://collegeparkpartnership.org/sustainabilityexp

To Purchase your Rain Barrel:  www.rainbarrelprogram.org/collegepark

Pick up: Saturday, July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park MD 20740
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
  • The Mayor and City Council will meet with a developer to discuss a proposal for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in College Park to be located near US 1 and Greenbelt Road, behind the City’s Veterans Memorial. 
  • Location Note: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD 20740.
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting 
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