WEEKLY BULLETIN | April 1, 2022
Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza
April 16, 2022
10 am - 12pm
Duvall Field

The City of College Park will host our Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, April 16 from10:00am to 12:00pm. There will be games, fun, hot cocoa, coffee for the adults, and live music at Duvall Field (9100 Rhode Island Ave).

Registration is required. Register here. For more information, please click here.
The City is Hiring!

The City has several jobs available including Communications Coordinator, Executive Assistant, and Fleet Supervisor. More information about the positions available can be found at https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
Odessa Park Construction

Construction of the Odessa Park project is getting underway. The contractor will begin removing bamboo, trees and vegetation to prepare the site for grading and construction of the park. Construction vehicles will be accessing the Park project via Odessa Road. 

More information about the Odessa Park project can be found at https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/310/Odessa-Park.
Age-Friendly Action Plan Visioning Workshop Recap and Mural Board

Thank you to all who attended the March 14, 2022 Visioning Workshop. If you were not able to attend, please watch the meeting recording video here and be sure to leave your feedback by April 4, 2022 on our Vision Board to make sure your voice is heard. To access the Vision Board, go to: https://bit.ly/CPMural.
Metro SmarTrip cards purchased before 2012 no longer work

From WMATA Metro:
Customers are being reminded that Metro’s oldest SmarTrip cards are no longer accepted at faregates and fareboxes as of March 1. Those currently riding Metro or who plan to soon will need to replace their cards to travel on Metrorail or Metrobus.

Metro is installing new, faster and more reliable faregates at rail stations and will be upgrading fareboxes on Metrobuses this year. This technology investment means that older SmarTrip® cards, purchased before 2012, no longer work. More details here.
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 will begin distributing more than 1,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to City residents in early February. 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 https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=334.

More COVID-19 related updates are available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Call 240-487-3590 for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

For a list of changes to Special Collection Pickups, including Yard Waste and for information about the Bulk Trash Changes, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Get your Garden Ready with Smartleaf® Compost & Wood Mulch!

Click here to schedule a delivery (for an additional fee).

Material is available year-round for pick up, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Bring a shovel and containers and be prepared to dig.

More information available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/compost.
Spring is a Good Time to Plant Trees

If you are interested in having a street tree planted near the curb, reach out to horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov.

Trees provide many benefits such as reduction of cooling and heating costs, interception of rainwater, increasing property values and improving air quality. The City offers a few ways to help.

The City has a program that provides for street tree planting in the right-of-way area, which includes the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk. College Park residents interested in requesting a tree can contact the horticulturist at 240-487-3595 or horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov The location will be inspected to determine if it is suitable.

City of College Park property owners can apply for reimbursement of up to $150.00 annually, for approved tree(s) planted on their residential lot. The completed application should be sent to horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov review and approval. Click here for a link to the guidelines and application.

The City is responsible for tree maintenance of street trees in the rights-of-way, City maintained buildings and parks, and on public property. Trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
March 21, 2022 to March 27, 2022
There were no municipal infractions issued for the violation of the Noise Ordinance, and none for Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
March 18, 2022 to March 24, 2022
Monthly Public Safety Maps

For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety.
Spring Clean-Up Saturdays & Shredding Event
April 2 (Shredding Event from 8am - 12 noon), 9, 30, and May 21, 2022
7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Department of Public Works

Spring Clean-Up Saturdays start this Saturday April 2 for residents! Don't forget, this Satuday is also the only Shredding event we'll have this spring.

The City's Department of Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop off bulky trash, white goods, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency to participate, although anyone can buy compost or wood mulch during this event. Click here for more information about the clean-up events.

Bricks, concrete, rock, hazardous materials such as shingles, propane tanks, car batteries, paint, etc.

Wood mulch and SMARTLEAF® screened compost will also be available, you don’t need to be a resident in order to purchase. Wood mulch is $12.00 per cubic yard and Smartleaf® is $28.00 per cubic yard. (Prices include tax).


  • Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes (small quantities) – must be intact. Includes LED lamps, U-shaped or circular fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, Ultra Violet (UV) lamps, Incandescent Bulbs, Halogen or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s).

  • Household batteries for recycling (small quantities). This includes rechargeable batteries such as Li-Ion, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn; Single-use alkaline batteries such as AA, AAA, 9V, C, D button cell, and lithium primary. No damaged batteries; no automotive batteries.

  •  Block Styrofoam for recycling (coolers and large blocks of packing material).
Community Clean-Up
April 16, 2022 | 9am - 11am
Meet at 9900 Rhode Island Ave

Help beautify College Park! Join the City's Committee for a Better Environment and other local community groups/organizations clean up north College Park. Trash bags and supplies will be provided.

Free bagels for breakfast. Questions? Email cpneighborhoodcleanup@gmail.com.
Public Safety Community Meetings
April 11, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Please join City Elected Officials, Police, Department of Public Services staff, and your neighbors from all around the City, for an informative monthly community meeting. This meeting takes place every second Monday of the month via zoom.

This community meeting will discuss City-wide crime statistics, recent incidents of public interest, neighborhood watch tips, and special public safety related topics.
Please note that by participating in City events, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
PGPD District 1 Coffee Club:
Webinar (every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.)
Join by phone: 978- 990-5399, Meeting ID: 833 9609 4990, Password: 720306
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