University Park is a small, tree-lined community of 915 single family homes and 2300 residents in northern Prince George's County, adjacent to the University of Maryland. Having its own municipal government, University Park provides a traditional "small town" atmosphere with urban convenience and amenities. The Town maintains its own park and recreational facilities, is home to an excellent elementary school, and provides its own police and sanitation services. Through local organizations, residents participate in many town-wide events, which build a strong sense of community, such as the Annual Azalea Classic - which consists of a 5k Run/Walk, 1 mile Challenge Run, and the Val Creighton Memorial 1k Family Fun Run. Tree-lined, quiet streets, a large wooded park, and well tended lawns reflect the residents' pride in their community.
The town is located adjacent to the southern edge of the University of Maryland, is about three miles south of the Capital Beltway, two miles from Washington, D.C., and less than a mile from two Metro stations. It provides easy access for commuters, and an ideal location for the local worker.
Listed for the second time by Washingtonian Magazine as one of "The Best Places To Live in Prince George's County," the Town has traditionally attracted many professionals working for the University of Maryland, the public sector, and private business.
The Town of University Park has built a community memorial to serve as a gathering place for reflection and remembrance. For information about this memorial commemorating the lives of loved ones killed in acts of terrorism and war, and to learn how you can contribute to the cause, please visit the UPMD 9/11 Memorial Site .
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Temporary Road Closure
Please see attached flyer.
Temporary Road Closure
6500 Block of 44th Avenue and on Wells Parkway (North) between 44th Avenue and Baltimore Avenue (Rte. 1)
Beginning Monday, September 29, 2014
No through traffic will be permitted in the 6500 Block of 44th Avenue, and on Wells Parkway (North) between 44th Avenue and Baltimore Avenue (Rte. 1). Only local traffic will be permitted through this area.
Closures will take place between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday – Friday, except holidays.
The reason for this closure is to permit the installation of a new storm water drain pipe.
We expect this temporary closure to last until the end of October.
Press Release! Five Prince George's Municipalities Receive Sustainable Maryland Certified Award
On September 17, 2014, Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager, Sustainable Maryland delivered the attached Press Release.
Five Prince George's Municipalities Receive Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award.
College Park, MD – The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that five Prince George's County municipalities were honored at the Sustainable Maryland Certified awards ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual Fall Conference held in Annapolis on Friday, September 12.
Officials from Berwyn Heights, Cheverly, Greenbelt, Riverdale Park, and University Park accepted their awards at the annual ceremony marking the achievements of Maryland communities striving to become more sustainable.
Press Release attached, which includes highlights of each municipality’s sustainability efforts.
CAFRITZ CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 22, AND SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
RIVERDALE PARK STATION
CAFRITZ CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE
Weeks of: September 22, 2014 and September 29, 2014
During the next two weeks of work, the General Contractor, L.F. Jennings, will continue construction of the Whole Foods Market and continue with site utility work. They will also continue clearing the site, as well as continue removal and haul-off of excess soil, trees and rubble. This will include work along the Route 1 buffer area. L.F. Jennings will also be performing installation of storm drain outfall piping from Wells Run to the SW corner of the site. These activities will require heavy equipment accessing the site. Two of the construction entrances are located along Route 1 located near both ends of the project site and one entrance at Maryland Avenue.
The northbound and southbound curb lanes of Route 1 will be closed periodically between the hours of 9am to 3pm to allow for the installation of the storm drain outfall pipe that goes down the center of the highway between the site and Wells Run.
Work activity will be taking place Monday – Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Cafritz Oversight & Monitoring Committee will meet on Wednesday, Feb 26 at 7:30pm at Town Hall
The Cafritz Oversight and Monitoring Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm at Town Hall to discuss the following items:
I. Committee will review incoming materials to assess compliance with all conditions including:
A. The State Highway Administration approval of a design for the Van Buren/Route intersection.
B. The funding for the CSX crossing.
The committee will report its findings to the Town Council.
II. Planning for future agendas.
This meeting is open; the public is welcome to attend.
Riverdale Park Station, Gateway Park & SHA recommendation for Route 1 and Van Buren St intersection
Attached is the Power Point presentation given at the Town meeting on Friday, January 10, 2014.
Presentation handout on the Cafritz CSX Crossing
Attached is the handout from Mr. Brad Frome, Deputy Chief of Staff Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.
Mr. Frome presented the attached handout at the Town meeting on Friday, January 10, 2014. This is conceptual rendering of the CSX Crossing, the traffic circle, and modifications from Riverdale Park.
Marvin R Blumberg Company Presentation; Revised Landy Property Phase I Design Plan
Mosaic at Turtle Creek
Route 1 Corridor Sector Plan
Green Team Meeting
Town Council Meeting
Annual Chili Cook-off
HOLIDAY-Yard Waste-RESCHEDULED to WEDNESDAY, Oct 15th
eCycling/Paper Shredding Drop Off
October 2014 Newsletter
Agenda 2014/10/02 Green Team Meeting
Revised Agenda 2014/09/22
Agenda 2014/09/22 FINAL
Minutes 2014/09/10 Tree Committee