Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Residents and their families played carnival games while listening to music at the Hyattsville Carnival which included a moon bounce and other family-friendly games, activities and food.
Photos from the 2013 Hyattsville Anniversary Parade and Carnival celebrating 127 years as a municipality.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Eagle Scout Henry Aistis earns recognition for his leadership and activism in removing invasive plants from Magruder Park.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Linda Poon
Thursday, September 20, 2012
For Eagle Scout Henry Aistis, removing invasive plants started off as a way to earn service points during his freshman year of high school. But after three years of monthly morning projects at Magruder Park, Aistis has become somewhat of an expert on the subject. The 17-year-old senior from DeMatha Catholic High School earned recognition from the Hyattsville City Council Monday for leading the scouts of Troop 224 on a project that removed nearly 80 percent of all the bamboo and one-tenth of an acre of English ivy from Magruder Park. According to park ranger and conservation biologist Marc Imlay from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the 30-acre park is currently the remaining natural area in the city. But because …
Owner of parking lot popular with student drivers tells city officials that lot will soon be locked down.
Following a contentious debate about the use of the former Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission parking lot bordering Magruder Park, city officials announced yesterday that the owners of the parking lot would be taking steps to lock down the property. "The current property owner intends to gate the two entrances to the property," reads an announcement posted to the Hyattsville city website yesterday afternoon. "It is expected that the gates will be installed by the end of September, if not sooner. The purpose of the gates is to restrict vehicular access except when authorized." According to the announcement, an update on issue will be provided at an upcoming city council meeting. The next scheduled Hyattsville city council meeting is …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Contention normally reserved for controversial budget matters centers on drivers education schools' use of parking lot near Magruder Park.
A debate about how to deal with student drivers damaging a fence which runs along Magruder Park left some members of Hyattsville's City Council at a loss as to how the issue became so contentious. "It always amazes me how we can complicate such simple things, and how contentious we can make things that we all essentially agree on," said Councilor Shani Warner (Ward 2) during debate on the issue. Fenced Off A bit of a recap may be in order for the uninitiated. First, know that Magruder Park borders a large parking lot which once housed hundred of cars belonging to workers at the old Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission headquarters in southern Hyattsville. Just on the other side of the lot in Magruder Park sits a playground area …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Hyattsville Aging in Place to host picnic in Magruder Park.
Hyattsville Aging in Place will hold their annual Community Potluck Picnic this Sunday, June 3. The event will take place rain or shine from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Magruder Park. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share. Drinks are on the house. Last year's event, held on Oct. 1, saw about 30 people in attendance. It was opportunity for the new Hyattsville Aging in Place organization to introduce themselves to the community. The non-profit organization, which has its own Facebook page, says its mission is to help Hyattsville residents over the age of 60 to remain active members of their community. If you have any questions about the picnic, contact Sarah Harper or Bessie McLean at 301-799-0256 or 301-699-1278 respectively.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Anacostia Watershed Society, Hyattsville city hosting river cleanup effort at Magruder Park this Saturday, volunteers needed.
The Anacostia Watershed Society and the city of Hyattsville are looking for volunteers to help clean up the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River at Magruder Park this weekend. "Volunteers are a very crucial part of that effort" said Maddie Koenig volunteer coordinator with the Anacostia Watershed Society, referring to efforts to maintain or improve the quality of the Anacostia Watershed. "Almost all of the restoration work we do at AWS…is done by volunteers." The cleanup begins on Sat. Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the parking lot off of the 4900 block of 38th Street in Hyattsville. Volunteers are asked to RSVP with the AWS beforehand. Students looking to add community service hours just need to …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Feel free to add your own fall photos to this gallery. We hope to see some of your shutter artwork soon!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Bike race held Oct. 9 at Hyattsville' Magruder Park.
Monday, October 10, 2011
A dog gets a fresh splash of water at Hyattsville's Magruder Park on Oct. 8.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sgt. Chris Purvis of the Hyattsville Police Department's CAT section, showed kids how to ride their bikes safely on Oct. 8 at Magruder Park.