WEEKLY BULLETIN | April 22, 2022
Route One Rampage - Street Closures
Sunday, April 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Town

Note the Street Closures On Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the City of College Park will be closing several streets in the Old Town area for a collegiate bicycle race entitled “Route 1 Rampage.” 

Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., driving and parking will be prohibited along the race course which includes: 4500 - 4600 blocks of College Avenue; 4600 block of Norwich Road; 7400 - 7500 blocks of Hopkins Avenue; 4500 - 4600 blocks of Knox Road; 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue; and 7400 block of Yale Avenue.

Crossing of the race course will only be permitted on foot when bicyclists are not present. All driveways not directly on the race’s course are accessible to Baltimore Ave via other side streets. Please see the map for more information. Expect traffic delays during this time.

Zone 6 City permit holders who normally park along the race’s route need to relocate their vehicles to the City’s Parking Garage located at 4509 Knox Road (above Ledo’s Pizza) beginning on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Cars still parked on the race course by Sunday, April 24th at 6:00 a.m. will be towed to the lot behind The Hotel.

The public is encouraged to spectate at the Route 1 Rampage. This bicycle race is organized by the University of Maryland Cycling Team and draws collegiate riders from across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

No Mow April Update

Residents that registered before March 21, may still pick up their sign at Davis Hall, or City Hall. Registration is still open, but signs are only available to those that signed up before the March 21 deadline. To print out your own sign, click here.
North College Park Community Center Feasibility Study

Join PG Parks for a virtual community meeting on the North College Park Community Center Feasibility Study on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 6:30pm. Register at pgparks.com/rsvp.

Residents can also take a survey here.
Earth Day Tree Giveaway Reminder

Residents that registered for the City’s first tree giveaway should plan to pick up their trees this Saturday, April 23 from 8:00 a.m. - Noon at the Department of Public Works (9217 51st Avenue).

Please bring a printed copy of your submitted form. The trees are 5-to-7-gallon size, and should fit in small vehicles. Bring a tarp or plastic to protect interior of vehicle and contain soil in pot when it is laid down for transport. Included with the tree are instructions on how to plant the tree, as well as watering instructions for the watering ring. Residents who receive trees during the giveaway are encouraged to use the water rings to assist in establishing the newly planted trees on their property. 

Have questions? Email the City Horticulturist at horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov. Before planting your tree, please contact Miss Utility at 811 or via https://www.missutility.net/homeowner to request the underground utilities be marked to avoid future conflicts. 

The City’s Tree and Landscape Board will be at the event and looks forward to meeting the residents of College Park at the Earth Day Tree Giveaway event!
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 Great 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 for 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.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity & Municipal Infractions
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.
Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 20, 2022 | 6:30 - 8:30 am | City Hall Plaza

Bike to Work Day is an annual event held throughout the DC Metropolitan area to promote alternative commutes, environmental health, and bike safety in the community. Each year, the City’s pit stop attracts over 150 riders. This year’s event will be held on the morning of Friday, May 20, 2022. Bikers can join us at our new City Hall Plaza for a free t-shirt and refreshments before biking to work.

To register for the event, please visit https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/register
Arbor Day
Friday. April 29, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. | 4601 Calvert Road

The City will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 29th at 2pm at 4601 Calvert Road. Two native trees will be planted on the south side of the building. All are welcome to attend.
Spring Clean-Up Saturdays
The next spring cleanup event is Saturday, April 30, 2022, 7:30 am - 12:00 noon, at Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue, College Park. 

April 30 and May 21, 2022, 7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Department of Public Works
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. There are no fees for appliances or electronics, and bulk trash dropped off does not count toward your bulk trash amounts. 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).
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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