Monday, August 27, 2012
Parks, pools, amusement parks and historical sites are among possible activities.
Wondering what's open to do Labor Day? There are lots of nearby possibilities for you or the family (beyond shopping and movies). Here are a few options: Parks & pools: Exhibits & tours: Historic/educational: For children: For a list of Prince George's Parks and facilities holiday schedule, visit Prince George's Dept. of Parks and Recreation. For a list of area, state and national parks, visit the Prince George's Conference and Visitors Bureau.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Help us choose a winner for Readers' Choice 2012.
What is the best park in Prince George's County? As part of Readers’ Choice 2012, we’re asking you—plus your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else who has opinion—to weigh in by voting in the poll below. Nominations were accepted in the comments section up until July 9. Voting began July 23 and will end on Aug. 17 at 11:59 p.m. (Note: you must log into your Patch account to cast a vote.) Thanks in advance for your participation, and don't forget to sign up for your community's newsletter to receive the the latest updates from Patch! Other Readers' Choice categories:
Monday, January 9, 2012
Check out this YouTube video clip from Melrose Skate Park.
Toward the end of this video, you'll see some fun looking skate tricks at the new Melrose Skate Park in Hyattsville.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Area skaters are up for the challenge.
With excitement and anticipation from the local four-wheeled community, Hyattsville is on the cusp of whisking the veil off its newest hot spot—the Melrose Skate Park. Prince George’s County is following the national trend of building these sorts of parks where people from the Hyattsville community can shred, carve and pop shove-it—skateboard—according to Craig Kellstrom, media relations manager for the county’s department of parks and recreation. The park, located on Rhode Island Avenue at Charles Armentrout Drive, will feature artwork and design elements from area artists in order to coincide with the Hyattsville’s growing arts district. “The Melrose Skate Park will have a custom mural designed and created by local artist Valerie …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Workers are building ramps, working on underground piping and landscaping.
A construction team is working on renovations to Melrose Park including a skate park for local youth. Melrose Park is located on Rhode Island Avenue at Charles Armentrout Road in Hyattsville. Workers are building ramps, working on underground piping and landscaping. They expect the skate park portion of the project to be completed just after Thanksgiving, one worker said. On Oct. 15, 2008 M-NCPPC presented Hyattsville the results of a use study and proposal to create the skate park, the city’s website states. On Nov. 3, 2008, the Hyattsville City Council passed a motion supporting the proposed skate park plans. However, the council preferred that a proposed half basketball court not be included in the plan and that the skate park area be …
Monday, October 10, 2011
A dog gets a fresh splash of water at Hyattsville's Magruder Park on Oct. 8.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hyattsville has made some upgrades to this tiny park located on the far east side of the city.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
About movies and free yoga.
It’s humid out again, Hyattsville. But chill out, here are five things you need to know today: 1. Take cover! The National Weather Service forecasts rain every day this week until Sunday. Whew! 2. Bring a friend to yoga class for free from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 at Yoga Space. 3. Don’t wait for the ribbon cutting on Sunday. New playground equipment was already installed at Burlington Park. Check it out and let us know what you think. 4. Check out these photos of Fall Fest at First Baptist Church of Hyattsville. 5. This Saturday is Movie Night at University Christian Church. Snacks at 7 p.m. and the reel starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Toby and I check out the Trumbule Trail at Magruder Park.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
About greyhounds, Dietz Park and school alerts.
Happy Wednesday, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Dietz Park off Oliver Street is closed for now because some of the branches that fell there during Hurricane Irene are too large to be chipped by the city’s equipment. 2. As of Sept. 18, Sunday school at University Christian Church will start back up. Church services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and the church choir will be singing as usual again. 3. Mark your calendars now: The Big Bad Woof will host Greyhound Welfare and some of their fair dogs for a meet and greet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 6. The store is handing out free food samples to all that attend. 4. Have you read this article? 5. Now that school’s back in session, it’s a good time to sign up to get …