The Discovery District is the future of College Park. It will combine the brightest ideas and boldest opportunities for University students and faculty, as well as businesses and partnerships that plan to broaden their scope of work to the College Park community.
The District’s location positions it as a hub for research and growth, linking University of Maryland faculty and students with federal laboratories and the private sector, and sparking initiatives such as The University of Maryland/Pacific Northwest National Joint Global Change Research Institute.
The Discovery District spans across over 150 acres, from Baltimore Avenue to the UMD Research Park along River Road, providing quick access to the College Park-UMD Metro station.
New attractions like The Hotel will provide spaces for businesses to partner with UMD students and faculty. With greater amenities and academic spaces, the Discovery District will aim to catalyze entrepreneurial growth and build public-private partnerships in the city of College Park.