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!

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 mstiefvater@collegeparkmd.gov.

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.

It’s Back: Free Summer Saturday Parking in Downtown

Tired of dealing with pay stations? The City of College Park is here to make your summer a little easier, as you can park in the Downtown garage for free every Saturday from May 31st to August 23rd.  The garage is located at the corner of Knox Road and Yale Avenue, convenient to more than 65 retailers.

Please note that free summer Saturday parking is limited to the Downtown parking garage. Meters in the surface lots and on the street will still be enforced from 8:00am to 10:00pm as usual.

Remember that free parking is always available on Sundays in the garage, surface lots, and the street.

Enjoy your summer and we hope to see you Downtown!

College Park Academy Launches New Summer Camp

College Park Academy has launched an exciting new Summer Camp. Middle schoolers will have fun in College Park with their peers — and with University of Maryland professors and students.

Camp week themes include: Jurassic Maryland (well really Cretaceous Maryland), Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies! (Oh My!), A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy….  LEARN MORE HERE. Each session runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., is one week long and there are eight total weeks of Camp.

The Summer Camp is located at College Park Academy, 7501 Adelphi Road. There will be field trips some weeks. Summer Camp starts on June 23rd. REGISTER HERE.

College Park Academy is also offering a host of exciting online summer classes for elementary through high school students. This is a great opportunity for students who would like catch up, accelerate, or just learn more. Students can even take music courses from Julliard! LEARN MORE HERE.

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