Amenities & Attractions
In addition to our plentiful offerings of office and research space, the amenities and attractions surrounding the Discovery District are the distinguishing factors that make this hub for research and innovation such a vibrant and dynamic place, especially when the workday comes to an end.
College Park is the destination of choice for businesses that understand the value that our walkable, amenity-rich neighborhoods bring to residents where they can thrive.
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Parks, Recreation and Culture
Within the Discovery District and surrounding it are plentiful opportunities to relax, exercise and enjoy the areas preserved natural areas.
Throughout the Discovery District are many regional and neighborhood parks, including Calvert Road Disc Golf Park, Riverdale Community Park, Calvert Park and the Paint Branch Stream Valley Park.
View more about Ellen Linson Splash Park
Seasonal outdoor swimming pool and home to the College Park Farmer’s Market.
View more about Lake Artemisia
A 38-acre lake featuring a fishing pier and aquatic garden surrounded by miles of walking and biking trails.
View more about UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Did you know that UMD is an arboretum? Originally established as the Maryland Agricultural College (MAC) in 1856, UMD’s 1,300 acre campus is a Level 4 Accredited Arboretum.
A robust network of trails, including the Northwest Branch Trail, Paint Branch Trail and Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail, connect the Discovery District to local destinations, as well as to direct, on-trail paths into Montgomery County and the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, DC.
The Art Walk
A pocket park that serves as a food truck hub with creative seating and rotating art installations.
View more about the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The Clarice is the home of scores of musical, theatrical and dance performances year round – from UMD students to internationally touring artists.
View the College Park Aviation Museum
The College Park Airport also includes an on-site museum that chronicles the history and many firsts that took place at the world’s oldest continually operating airport.
A colorful, wi-fi enabled pocket park adjacent to WeWork and The Hall CP.
View the Herbert Wells Ice Rink
Seasonal indoor ice rink for figure skating, ice hockey and free skate.
View the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTTC)
A facility of 32 tennis courts and fitness center for tennis education, training and playing opportunities for all ages.
UMD has 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams competing in the B1G TEN conference that have won 31 national championships to date. You and your family are bound to have a fun-filled afternoon cheering on the Terps to victory.
Dining, Retail & Hospitality
Fresh coffee bagels, soups and salads in café setting perfect for a study session or working lunch.
A breakfast and lunch spot with a rotating selection of homemade, always fresh meal options.
Located inside of The Hotel, GrillMarX offers a casual upscale dining experience where you can enjoy crafted cocktails in our naturally lit and expansive bar, hickory grilled hand-cut steaks and seafood, an extensive raw bar, and a welcoming atmosphere.
A locally owned pizza and sub shop with the some of the best New York style slices in town.
A restaurant, bar and event space dedicated to building community and being a hub for community connection and interaction.
View The Hotel at the University of Maryland
A AAA rated 4-Diamond hotel consisting of 297 guest rooms, a spa, several eateries and 43,000 sf of conference and meeting room space.
View the Riverdale Park Station
A mixed use community of townhomes, an apartment building, and several dining and shopping destinations, including Prince George’s County’s first Whole Foods.
Interested in learning more about the University of Maryland while in the Discovery District? The Visitor Center is located within the lobby of The Hotel and provides campus tours, information packets and access to admissions representatives.
View UMD Conferences & Visitor Services
Are you planning to host a conference at UMD or bringing your family to town to attend an athletic event? The Conferences & Visitor Services team can help you make the most out of your next visit as it is a one-stop shop for events and conferences, offering a full range of meeting planning services.