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.
Prince George's County Executive
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.
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.
The Clarice is the home of scores of musical, theatrical and dance performances year round – from UMD students to internationally touring artists.
A colorful, wi-fi enabled pocket park adjacent to WeWork and The Hall CP.
Dining, Retail & Hospitality
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.
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.