Breakfast with Santa is tomorrow! For details, please see under Events.
Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest

Love to decorate for the holidays? Feel like Clark W. Griswold's light display has nothing on yours? Have more inflatables outside than you can count? Well, get out all your bulbs, bows, deer and inflatable snow-globes, because the City's Deck the City Holiday Decorating Contest is happening now!

Nominate your home and/or a neighbor's home by clicking here:  www.collegeparkmd.gov/deckthecity.
You can nominate more than one home (including your own!)

For contest rules and entry information, please visit  www.collegeparkmd.gov/deckthecity .
Pet Photos with Santa
On December 14, 2019 from 1-4pm, the Beltsville Petco (10464 Baltimore Avenue) will be hosting a Pet Photos with Santa benefiting the College Park Animal Shelter!

For $9.95, customers can bring in their pet to take a photo with Santa and receive a digital photo and a photo keepsake frame. Proceeds from the $9.95 photo keepsakes will go to benefit the College Park Animal Shelter.

All animals are welcome, please be sure that dogs are leashed and cats arrive secured in a harness or carrier. Birds, Ferrets, Lizards, and pocket pets should travel to Santa in species appropriate container.
Join the 2020 Census Team
Join the 2020 Census team and be a Census Taker in our community. Census jobs offer weekly pay, flexible hours and a competitive rate of $21 an hour. The US Census is committed to hiring Census takers right here in College Park. By becoming a Census Taker, you can support our community while getting paid to do it. You can apply on line at www.2020census.gov/jobs .
Purple Line Construction Updates
For all Purple Line Construction Updates including lane closures, road work and more, please visit: www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates .
Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development
The Census is Coming! Count Me In College Park!
The United States Census is coming in spring 2020. The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories that happens every 10 years. Students, renters, children and non-US citizens need to be counted where they reside on April 1, 2020. Every household will receive a postcard notification from the U.S. Census Bureau and is required by law to complete it. Respond starting in March online, over the phone, or by mail. The City of College Park had a low response rate in 2010 and therefore was undercounted.

Learn more about the census and how the City of College Park is participating at www.collegeparkmd.gov/census2020
Department of Public Works
Crews installed an electrical outlet in a planter at Jack Perry Plaza.

New Bench was installed at Youth, Family and Senior Services.

Curbside leaf collection is on schedule: December 16-20 curbside collection will be in SA3-Estates and Yarrow; SA4 Lakeland/Berwyn; SA8 College Park Woods, Crystal Springs, Acredale and Patricia Court; and SA5-Autoville/Cherry Hill. Click here for details. During Curbside Leaf Collection weekly yard waste collections on regular trash collection days are suspended. Look for signs posted in your neighborhood in advance of the scheduled collection dates. The collection calendar posted online will be updated as the collection schedule changes, so check the website for the latest schedule. Please make sure to rake your leaves to the curb and not in the street. Leaves in gutters can clog storm drains and create potential flooding.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Items available to purchase from the Department:

55-gallon rain barrels for $72 (don't forget about the County's rain check rebate to offset the cost!). Click here for more information.

Yard Waste Carts for City residents for $25. Click here for more information.

Backyard Composting Bins for $20 (City residents) and $40 (non-residents). Click here for more information.

SMARTLEAF® Compost ($28/cubic yard) and wood mulch ($12/cubic yard) are available for pick up only. Click here for more information.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
November 29 - December 5, 2019
11/29 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Hollywood Road and 47th Avenue.  2 citations and 1 warning were issued.

11/29 Contract officer impounded a vehicle that was impeding traffic in the 6900 block of Carleton Terrace.

11/30 Contract officer issued a citation to a violator for spinning wheels in the 8600 block of Baltimore Avenue.

12/2 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 3 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

12/2 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4900 block of Greenbelt Road. 7 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

12/4 Contract officer issued 2 separate citations for panhandling at Baltimore Avenue at IKEA Way and the ramp to Route 495.

There were several premise checks performed throughout the City.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 45
Warnings: 114
Equipment Repair Orders: 12
Distracted Driving Citations: 3
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 1
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 7
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 56
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0
Monthly Public Safety Maps
The September maps are now available. For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety .
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 14
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue

The City's annual Breakfast with Santa is on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Avenue).

Children of all ages are invited to visit with Santa!

Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.

Bring your camera to capture photos with Santa.

Magical Entertainment and Arts & Crafts!

Sponsored by the City of College Park’s Recreation Board and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Reservations not required. For more information, please call 240-487-3570.
College Park Woods Building Community Meeting
Thursday, December 19
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Davis Hall
9217 51st Avenue

This meeting will review design options of the building.

There will be opportunities for community input on the design options.

Broughton Construction Company will be in attendance.
City Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 11
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Clarice
University of Maryland Campus

Inspiration and Entertainment for all Ages - this free event will honor the legacy of Dr. King.

This year's theme: "Is His Dream your Dream Too?" will be explored through performances, panel discussion and an audience Q&A segment.

Bring a non-perishable food item with you to donate at the event.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Mayor and Council Orientation

Monday, January 6, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Annual Legislative Dinner at UMD Golf Course/Mulligan’s
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
District 1 Coffee Club
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Jason's Deli

Community Police Meeting
  • January 2, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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