Join the College Park City-University Partnership, Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Hyattsville CDC, and communities along the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail for a full-day celebration!
Live Music and Entertainment • Food & Drink Vendors • Bike Rides • Creative Scavenger Hunt • Farmer's Market • Interactive Community Art Project • Family-Friendly Activities • Prizes and Freebies • Outdoor Fitness Classes • Nature Walks • History Tours • Exclusive Deals •
Discover all the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail has to offer Saturday June 10, 2023. Activities will occur throughout the day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., along the entirety of the 3.8 mile-stretch of the Trolley Trail. The event is free for everyone; we welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate with us.
As in 2019, community development groups the College Park City-University Partnership, Hyattsville CDC, and Maryland Milestones now known as Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. (ATHA), local governments, and nonprofit organizations are working to hold the second annual Trolley Trail Day this coming June. The first annual Trolley Trail Day had over 800 people and over 40 businesses participate. (Read the recap here). This year, we’re excited to announce that Trolley Trail Day will return in 2023 (after a COVID hiatus), with more activity hubs, food, drinks, bike + fun runs than before!
|SATURDAY, JUNE 10||ACTIVITIES ALL DAY|
|9:00 a.m.||Hollywood Farmers Market, Hollywood Shopping Center; Trolley Trail Day parkrun led by College Park parkrun; Trolley Trail Day Posh.Fit class.|
|9:30 a.m.||Proteus Bicycles and Brews Breakfast Ride to Shortcake Bakery in Hyattsville. Stops along the way at: Vigilante, Board and Brew, Shortcake Bakery. RSVP HERE.|
$5 Trolley Trail Day Barre Class at OpenBarre Studios
|10:00 a.m. |
– 2:00 p.m.
|ACTIVITY CENTERS AT HOLLYWOOD SHOPPING CENTER and HYATTSVILLE’S “THE SPOT” PARK |
Live music with the Eric Vesper and Friends, Archie Edwards Blues Foundation, arts, kids activities including a creative scavenger hunt by College Park Arts Exchange, fitness demo, design workshop with Neighborhood Design Center, refreshments, giveaways, and more!
HUB STOP AT THE DISCOVERY DISTRICT (Rossborough Lane and Rhode Island Avenue)
with Terrapin Development Company, the Purple Line Transit Partners, 21st District Delegation, a raffle with the Hotel at UMD and the Cambria Hotel for a 2-day weekend stay, and more!
|10:30 a.m.||College Park Bicycles Ride to Hollywood Farmer’s Market and road ride to Patuxent Research Refuge. LEARN MORE.|
|11:00 a.m.||Arrow Bicycles Brewery Ride to Hollywood Shopping Center via the NE Branch Trail. Stops on the way back include: Tacos A la Madre, Denizens Brewing Co., Town Center Market, Franklins, Sangfroid Distilling, Streetcar 82, Maryland Meadworks. RSVP HERE.|
|12:00 p.m. |
– 4:00 p.m.
|ACTIVITY CENTERS AT BERWYN BUSINESS DISTRICT, LAKELAND COMMUNITY PARK, OLD PARISH HOUSE, RIVERDALE PARK STATION, RIVERDALE PARK TOWN CENTER|
with live music, arts, line dancing, kids activities including a creative scavenger hunt by College Park Arts Exchange, fitness, refreshments, giveaways, and more!
Porchfest Party at 6705 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
1:00 p.m. – Concert with Mr. M
2:00 p.m. – Paint Branch Creek
4:00 p.m. – Laundry World
|4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Eat, Drink, and Stroll – enjoy food, drink, and specials* at participating businesses throughout the day/evening!|
All about the Hubs — General Background Information
Hyattsville’s “The Spot” (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Location: 4505 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville MD 20782
The Hyattsville Hub is at “the Spot” this year – a local pop-up park along the Trolley Trail in the Hyattsville Arts District. Located at 4505 Hamilton Street, the Spot Park is managed by the SoHy Co-op for the City of Hyattsville. This current community gathering space also features Living Canopies technology (shade structures featuring native plants, and solar-powered, automatic watering systems) created by University of Maryland professor, Dave Tilley, who invented the “living umbrella” in 2015. This space is currently used by the City of Hyattsville during the summer for events featuring food trucks, live music, vendors, and more.
Riverdale Park Town Center (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Location: 4650 Queensbury Road, Riverdale, MD 20737
Located at 4650 Queensbury Road, along the Trolley Trail, the Riverdale Park Town Center Hub is a vibrant, community space that brings together people, purpose, live music, good food, and more. There are many ways to enjoy this historic space as it has several locally owned businesses, and hosts a weekly long-standing Farmer’s Market on Thursdays, Train Stop Tunes on Fridays. The Riverdale Park Town Center also features access to the MARC Train, on the Camden Line, connecting people to Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Riverdale Park Station (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Location: 6621 Baltimore Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Riverdale Park Station located just north of the Riverdale Park Town Center in the Town of Riverdale Park, and just south of the City of College Park, is a new place to shop, gather, live, work and play. It’s a new mixed-use development that is anchored by Prince George’s County’s first Whole Foods and a number of other restaurants and retail. It is well connected to the Discovery District, and other locations in College Park and Riverdale Park. The Station at Riverdale Park will host its hub at the “Village Green” just east of Bear Square along the Trolley Trail.
Old Parish House in College Park (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Location: 4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD, 20740
The Old Parish House is located in a residential area near the Old Town and Calvert Hills neighborhoods in College Park. It was built in 1817 and originally served the Calvert Mansion as a dairy barn. It is one of only two surviving outbuildings from the Riversdale Estate. It is one-story high with a gable roof, segmentally arched windows and side walls supported by brick buttresses. From 1894 to 1930, the building housed the congregation of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and once a new church was constructed, became its parish house. After 1957, the building was the headquarters of the College Park Woman’s Club until the City of College Park became owner in 1998.
Discovery District Hub Stop (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Location: Corner of Rossborough Lane and Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD, 20740
In the Discovery District, researchers, artists, and entrepreneurs tackle society’s grand challenges. From climate change to space exploration to quantum computing, Greater College Park’s innovators transform ideas into results. The Discovery District Hub Stop will be located on the corner of Rossborough Lane and Rhode Island Avenue, directly next to the Trolley Trail and just south of Campus Drive – where the Purple Line will run.
Lakeland’s James Adams and Lakeland Community Park (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Location: Berwyn House Road & Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD, 20740
Nestled in the Lakeland Community of the City of College Park, the James Adams Park is located at the corner of Berwyn House Road and Rhode Island Avenue next to the Trolley Trail. This tranquil spot, home to many native plants and pollinators, was dedicated in 1995 in honor of James Adams, one of Lakeland’s avid ecologists and landscapers. Adams was also a member of the University of Maryland’s Grounds Crew for 37 years and was instrumental in the installation of the big M on the University’s campus circle. In addition, was a past president of the Lakeland Civic Association and an active member of the City of College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment. The Lakeland Hub will also have activities at the Lakeland Community Park directly next to the Trolley Trail. This location is a former trolley stop on the old line.
Berwyn Business District (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Location: Jack Perry Plaza and the corner of Berwyn Road and Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD, 20740
The Berwyn Business District in the City of College Park, MD, is located in a peaceful oasis tucked away from the incessant hustle and bustle of downtown College Park. As an early streetcar suburb of Washington, D.C., most of the buildings were built in the 1900s and are early examples of mixed-use development. There are many angular “u”-shaped and “v”-shaped roads in Berwyn. Many of College Park’s dedicated public servants have called Berwyn home, including Jack Perry who served on the City Council for 26 years, the second longest-serving City councilmember in College Park’s history.
Hollywood Shopping Center (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Location: 9805 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD 20740
The Hollywood Shopping Center, managed by Carrollton Enterprises, is a shopping center located on Rhode Island Avenue in College Park, MD. Situated in the heart of the Hollywood Neighborhood, it is anchored by MOM’s Organic Market, Proteus Bikes and Brews, and has many locally owned businesses. It is also the location for a weekly, well-attended Hollywood Farmer’s Market where people can buy produce, sweets and crafts, and serves as a place to meet with neighbors, find out what is happening in the neighborhood and see what your community groups can offer. The Trolley Trail Day Hub will be located near the Farmer’s Market!
Questions? Please contact Valerie Woodall at [email protected], or by phone at 845-649-2477 for event information or last-minute sponsorship opportunities.