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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.

Parks, Recreation and Culture  

Within the Discovery District and surrounding it are plentiful opportunities to relax, exercise and enjoy the areas preserved natural areas.

Calvert Park

Community Parks

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.

Ellen Linson Splash Park

Ellen Linson Splash Park

Seasonal outdoor swimming pool and home to the College Park Farmer’s Market.

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Lake Artemesia

Lake Artemisia

A 38-acre lake featuring a fishing pier and aquatic garden surrounded by miles of walking and biking trails.  

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Bee on a pink flower

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.

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Northwest Branch Trail

Trail Systems

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.

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The Art Walk

The Art Walk

A pocket park that serves as a food truck hub with creative seating and rotating art installations.

Performers on stage at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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.

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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.

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Discovery Park

A colorful, wi-fi enabled pocket park adjacent to WeWork and The Hall CP.

A group of kids skating at Herbert Wells Ice Rink

Herbert Wells Ice Rink

Seasonal indoor ice rink for figure skating, ice hockey and free skate.

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Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTTC)

A facility of 32 tennis courts and fitness center for tennis education, training and playing opportunities for all ages.

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University of Maryland Football Fans

UMD Athletics

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. 

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Dining, Retail & Hospitality


Bagels ‘n Grinds

Fresh coffee bagels, soups and salads in café setting perfect for a study session or working lunch.

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Cafe Atrio Interior

Café Atrio

A breakfast and lunch spot with a rotating selection of homemade, always fresh meal options.

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Old Maryland Grill

Old Maryland Grill

Located inside of The Hotel, OMG celebrates Maryland’s finest cuisines, from seafood to steak and everything in between.

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Potomac Pizza

A locally owned pizza and sub shop with the some of the best New York style slices in town.

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Women enjoy outdoor drinks and dining at the Hall CP in College Park, MD

The Hall CP

A restaurant, bar and event space dedicated to building community and being a hub for community connection and interaction.  

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The Hotel in the Discovery District, College Park, MD

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.

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Home Square at Riverdale Park Station

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.  

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UMD Students on McKeldin Mall

UMD Visitor’s Center

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.

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Visit Plan Meet

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.

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