Free Weekend Parking in
City Garage

College Park is making your summer a little easier, as you can park in the Downtown garage for free every Saturday through August 23rd.  The garage is at the corner of Knox Road and Yale Avenue, convenient to more than 65 retailers. Sundays are always free in the garage and other lots.

Free Saturday parking is limited to the garage, while surface lot and street meters will be enforced from 8:00am to 10:00pm.

Enjoy your summer and we hope to see you Downtown!

Growing Healthy Families with College Park Farmers Markets

The College Park City Council recently passed a resolution to join the Healthy Eating and Living Cities & Towns Campaign (HEAL) which promotes local government policies that improve access to healthy foods and physical activity. As a HEAL member, our goals include providing city residents with access to nutritious and sustainable food options and promoting the use of food assistance at our farmers markets.

Food assistance programs like SNAP and WIC help grow healthy individuals and families! We are proud to say that all three College Park Farmers Markets have at least one vendor who accepts food assistance for fresh, local and affordable food. Vendors who accept these programs have a sign posted at their tent.

Our Downtown, Hollywood and Paint Branch markets are great places for everyone to shop for seasonal produce and enjoy a family friendly atmosphere, including life sized chess, live music and cooking demonstrations. More information about our markets and vendors accepting food assistance is below.

See you at the Market!

Vendors Accepting SNAP and WIC

Downtown Market: Sunday 10am- 2pm
4500 Knox Rd (free parking in city garage)
Miller Farms

Hollywood: Saturday 9am- 1pm
9801 Rhode Island Ave
Calvert Farm
Pleitez Produce
Tuckey’s Mountain Grown (WIC only)

Paint Branch: Saturday 7am- noon
5211 Paint Branch Pkwy
Miller Farms

It’s Back! College Park Restaurant Week Returns August 18th-24th

The 2nd Annual College Park Restaurant Week returns this summer from Monday, August 18th to Sunday, August 24th with twenty local restaurants participating. Each restaurants will be offering either a special menu or discounts throughout the week, so it’s a great opportunity to check out one of your favorite local eateries. A full list of specials will be available soon, so check back in the coming days and weeks to plan your dining schedule.

All listed prices are exclusive of sales tax and gratuity. Restaurant Week specials are not valid with any other discount.





$10.00 for a three-course meal with one item from each category below:

  • Appetizer
    • Chicken or vegetable lettuce wrap
    • Drums of Heaven
    • Hakka chilly chicken
    • Samosa
    • Vegetable spring roll
  • Entree
    • Fried rice (choice of chicken, egg, or vegetable)
    • General Tso’s chicken
    • Hakka noodles (choice of chicken, egg, or vegetable)
    • Sesame chicken
    • Shahi paneer/Butter chicken
    • Vegetable lo mein
  • Dessert of the Day









Receive 20% off your dinner bill, excluding alcohol sales







$20.14 for a starter, appetizer, entree, and drink

  • Starter
    • Miso soup
  • Appetizer (choose one)
    • Gyoza - Japanese dumpling with pork or vegetable
    • Harumaki – Japanese spring roll
    • Kani Su - crabmeat wrapped with cucumber
    • Takoyaki – ocopus ball
  • Entree (choose one from either the Sushi Bar or Kitchen)
    • Sushi Bar
      • Kamikaze – spicy tuna, salmon & avocado topped with spicy crab and plum sauce
      • Sunny  - shrimp tempura and cucumber topped with spicy crab and caviar
      • UMD Roll (10 pcs) - shrimp tempura and cream cheese topped with sweet potato, avocado, and red tobiko
      • Yamato – spicy roll of salmon skin, seaweed salad & crabmeat topped with salmon, avocado & caviar
    • Kitchen
      • Chicken Katsu - deep-fried chicken cutlet served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Tempura Combo – mix of chicken, shrimp and vegetable tempura served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Teriyaki – choice of chicken or vegetables served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Yakiudon – stir-fried noodle with choice of chicken, shrimp, or vegetable
  • Drink
    • Thai iced tea









$13.95 for two combo meals and drinks



Buy two 10″ subs and receive one free order of fries and two large fountain sodas



$9.95 for a two-course meal and drink with one item from each category below:

  • Appetizer
    • Asian popper – golden ground brisket, tofu, onion, cilantro dip with Thai curry sauce
  • Entree
    • Pho noodle soup (choice of any variety)
    • Rice bowl (choice of beef, chicken, or pork)
    • Vermicelli bowl (choice of chicken, pork, or veggie)
  • Drink
    • Thai iced tea



Buy one, get one 1/2 off for jumbo slices of pizza.







Receive 15% off your order when you mention restaurant week.



Development Update –
July 2014 Edition

The latest edition of the College Park Development Update features news on the second phase of College Park Place, the new name for the Maryland Book Exchange and Cafritz projects, and an upcoming public presentation for the University of Maryland’s proposed hotel and conference facility.

If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter please fill out this form on the City’s website and check the “Development News” list.

College Park Business Beat:
June 2014

The latest edition of the College Park Business Beat features information on the opening of a board game cafe at The Varsity and a coffee shop at The Domain. Additionally, free summer Saturday parking returns at the Downtown garage and the City is hosting their annual Real Estate Roundtable on June 27th.

If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter please send an email to

Long-awaited Board Game Cafe
Set to Open Next week

While a few construction-related delays have pushed backed the original spring opening date, The Board and Brew is ready to open their doors to the public next week.  The board game cafe is a blend of an independent coffee house and a relaxed entertainment venue centered around more than 500 board games. Located on the ground floor of The Varsity student housing complex at 8150 Baltimore Avenue, the cafe will offer specialty coffees and teas along with a menu of homemade treats and small plates.

The brains behind the concept, Brian McClimens and Benjamin Epstein, are both graduates from the University of Maryland and they hope to bring a different form of entertainment to College Park. Beyond the vast selection of board games, the owners will have regular events like open-mic, trivia, and tournaments. Customers can rent board games for a flat fee of $5.00 for an unlimited amount of time.

The venue is the first grant recipient through the City’s Commercial Tenant Improvement Program, which was designed to attract small, locally-owned businesses through matching grants for build-out expenses.

The owners have created a parking map to help customers find the easiest options, which include on-site parking behind the business and free afternoon and weekend parking on the University of Maryland campus.

Read more news on the blog.