WEEKLY BULLETIN | May 25, 2018
The City's Memorial Day Observance will be held on Memorial Day at 11:00 a.m. at the College Park Veterans Memorial. For details, please see below under Events.
City Offices Closed on Memorial Day
All City Offices will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. 

Refuse and recycling will occur one day later than normal during this holiday week: 
  • Monday collections will occur Tuesday, May 29 
  • Tuesday collections will occur Wednesday, May 30 
  • Wednesday collections will occur Thursday, May 31 

Special collections for brush and bulky items will only be scheduled for Friday, June 1, of this holiday week. You must call 240-487-3590 or email  publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov  to schedule a pickup before setting your items out on the curb.
Hollywood Community Cleanup
This Saturday, May 26, there will be a Hollywood Community Cleanup event.

Meet at the Hollywood Farmers Market at 9:00 a.m. There will be a free bagel breakfast and drinks and cleanup supplies (gloves and bags) will be provided.
Pet Microchip Clinics in June
On Saturday, June 2 at the Hollywood Market and on Sunday, June 17 at the Downtown Farmers Market, the  City of College Park Animal Control will offer FREE microchipping for dogs and cats for City residents (or only $20 for non-residents). 

Microchipping is a quick and pretty painless procedure that can help return pets to their families if lost. We encourage residents to bring their furry family members to participate in this free program!

Please make sure that all pets are properly restrained (leash, carrier, etc.) for safety. City residents, don't forget your proof of residency!
Happy Birthday mBike!
mBike is celebrating it's second birthday on May 4 and we're celebrating all month long with a " mBikeSpringFling " two hour free ride code!

Enjoy the beautiful weather by bicycling to where you need or want to go with mBike.
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
May 20 through 26 is National Public Works week and we would like to thank all our Public Works employees for their dedication and commitment to the City. The Department is responsible for refuse, recycling, and yard waste collections; snow plowing; leaf vacuuming; landscaping and tree maintenance; compost and wood mulch production; installing/replacing signs and general upkeep of the City facilities.

Prince George’s County employees performed mowing operations in the Narragansett Parkway storm water conveyance channel.

City Manager Scott Somers met with about 25 North College Park residents to discuss a potential dog park location on the east side of 51st Avenue between Indian Lane and Fox Street. The desired dog park location will be located on the parcel owned by Prince George’s County School Board, and permission will need to be obtained from the School Board to proceed with park development.

Requests for replacement street trees are now being accepted for fall planting. Call 240-487-3590 or email Brenda Alexander at balexander@collegeparkmd.gov .

Spring is a great time of year for tree planting. City of College Park property owners can utilize the Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) for reimbursement of the cost of an approved tree up to $150.00 annually for tree(s) planted on their residential lot. See our website or call Brenda Alexander for more information.

Backyard Composting Bins are available to purchase from the Department for $20.00 (City residents) and $40.00 (non-residents).

Mosquito Spraying and Exclusion from Spraying
  • MDA is looking for locations around College Park to try a new monitoring type of mosquito trap on a trial basis. This type of trap will be used to identify existing population levels at a specific location. MDA will need permission to access the private yard on a weekly basis, no dogs on property. Please call the City Sustainability Coordinator, Janet for more information 240-487-3593.
  • 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. Wednesday night is the designated day when spraying for adult mosquitoes will occur in College Park. Spraying to control mosquitoes begins in early June. MDA has initiated a new spray request procedure; to put in a spray request please click here.
  • 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 51st Avenue, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also call 301-487-3590 to make other arrangements.
Memorial Day Observance
Monday, May 28
11:00 a.m.
College Park Veterans Memorial
Corner or Baltimore Ave and Greenbelt Rd

 Join us on Memorial Day, Monday May 28 at the College Park Veterans Memorial as we honor those who have given their lives in service to our country. 

Guests can submit names of fallen service members who were in service to our country, by writing their names on index cards available next to the podium. We encourage you to bring pictures of family members who served or are currently serving in the armed services. 

Free event parking available at Bowlero Bowling Lanes.

This observance is organized by the College Park Veterans Memorial Committee
Father's Day Ice Cream Social
Sunday, June 17
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Duvall Field

 Join us as we celebrate Father's Day with an Ice Cream Social! We'll be at Duvall Field (9100 Rhode Island Ave) from 2pm-4pm on Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact the City's Department of Public Services at 240.487.3570 or publicservices@collegeparkmd.gov . For the Facebook Event Page, click here .

Sponsored by the City's Recreation Board.
Free Senior Concert
Wednesday, June 20
11:30 a.m.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Grand Pavilion

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival presents The Ad elphi Quartet. Join NOI’s returning string quartet in residence for an afternoon of music and conversation. The group is comprised of primarily New York based Sphinx musicians. The Sphinx Organization dedicates itself to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. These talented musicians will showcase their expertise in a free, hour long performance followed by a complimentary lunch with the artists.

For more information on the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, please visit our website at theclarice.umd.edu/noi . If you are a City of College Park resident and wish for transportation, more information, or to RSVP, contact the City’s Seniors Program at 301.345.8100 by Wednesday, June 13th.
Meetings at a Glance
City of College Park Mayor and Council Notice of Meetings
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Worksession
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayor and Council Regular Meeting 
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