Christmas trees will be collected by appointment only on Thursdays or Fridays. Email [email protected] or call 240-487-3590 to request a pickup. Please remove all decorations; please place trees unbagged at the curb.
Temporary Road Closure
A notice from the Prince George's Department of Public Works & Transportation:

"Due to the installation of critical utilities the Department of Public Works and Transportation will temporarily close Sunnyside Ave between Edmonston Rd and Tucker St. The closure will be effective Friday, January 3, 2020 at 9:00 pm though Monday, January 6, 2020 at 5:00 am.

During this time detour signs will be visible, directing motorist to alternate streets to continue their trip. If you are impacted by this work, please plan ahead and allow additional travel time this weekend.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience."
New Hires and Farewells
Welcome New Hires:
Christopher Williams – Laborer, Department of Public Works

Ryan Chelton – Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development
Ted Sowers – Department of Public Works
Ruthven Morris - Department of Public Works
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 Public Works
Curbside leaf collection is on schedule. For more information, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections#curbsideleaf for more information.
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.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
December 23 - 29, 2019
There were no Municipal Infractions issued for the Noise or Nuisance Ordinances this week.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
December 13 - 19, 2019
12/13 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at 51st Avenue and Edgewood Road.  2 warnings were issued.

12/17 Contract officer responded to a call for service for a citizen's complaint regarding low flying aircraft in the 9700 block of Narragansett Parkway. Advised we were conducting an investigation into the possibility that a CSX train may have struck a person on the track.

12/18 Contract officer was flagged down as 2 vehicles past him at a high rate of speed. The citizen advised the officer of a hit and run accident. The officer stopped both vehicles and initiated an investigation. The hit and run driver was identified and charged accordingly by patrol officer from District I.  

12/18 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 block of Baltimore Avenue. 67 citations were issued as the officer was operating the portable “Mobile Camera.”

12/19 Contract officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the 9100 block of Baltimore Avenue. Officer conducted a field interview and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Seized from the vehicle was 44 grams of marijuana as the driver was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.

Several premise checks were conducted throughout the City including Old Town burglary prevention patrols.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 44
Warnings: 168
Equipment Repair Orders: 5
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 6
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest:0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 1
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 8
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 70
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 November 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 .
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.
Future Park at the End of Odessa Road Community Meeting
Monday, January 13
7:00 p.m.
Youth and Family Services
Recreation Room - 4912 Nantucket Road

The City of College Park is in the process of planning for a new play area in the vacant parcel at the end of Odessa Road. There is neighborhood interest to create a park for children to play that is close to their home, so they do not have to cross busy Rhode Island Avenue. The area bordering the properties on 52nd Avenue and Palco Place was identified as a suitable location for this park. 

This community meeting will provide more information about the project and provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions and make suggestions related to the proposal. 
Family Fun Bowling Bash
Sunday, January 26
1:00 p.m. to 4: p.m.
9021 Baltimore Ave

The City of College Park's Recreation Board presents...
Family Fun Bowling Bash!

Sunday, January 26 from 1 to 4pm at Bowlero Lanes (formerly AMF College Park - 9021 Baltimore Ave)

Only $5* per person!!
Includes unlimited bowling from 1-4pm, shoe rental, soda and pizza
*For the first 100 City of College Park residents. Proof of residency required. After that, the price is only $10 per person

No reservations required and a limited number of lanes also have gutter guards!

For more information, please email [email protected] .
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
at Davis Hall 9217 51st Ave
Monday, January 6, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Annual Legislative Dinner at UMD Golf Course/Mulligan’s

Tuesday, January 7, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
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
  • February 6, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., MOM's Organic Market Cafe
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