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How Route 1 Became a Bike Haven

Route 1 has become a great place for bicycling, with shops, trails, bike-sharing stations and strong local support. There are several locally owned bike shops: Hyattsville’s Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles and Proteus Bicycles. And the Mount Rainier Bike Co-op offers free workshops on bicycle … Continue reading

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University Park to Get New Playground

University Park is adding a major new playground this fall. The town will tear up two older tennis courts near Wells Parkway and College Heights Drive and install a nature-themed playground. One section will be for children ages 2 to … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s New Comic Hero Playground Opens

Hyattsville has a new superhero-themed playground, thanks to Landscape Architecture Supervisor Brenda Iraola and others at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which held a grand opening last week. The new Comic Hero Playground is colorfully designed in red, yellow, and … Continue reading

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Downtown Park Spruces Up

A downtown Hyattsville park just got a little nicer. The Robert J. King Memorial Park in the Historic District now boasts a new black fence along the south side of the park. This is another positive sign of change in … Continue reading

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The Little Free Library

Hyattsville’s newest library is so small you could walk right past it. The Little Free Library is located in the Robert J. King Memorial Park next to the Masonic Lodge on Gallatin Street. It’s the size of a small television … Continue reading

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Lords of Dogtown

Hyattsville’s newest park shows how far skateboarding has come. Back in the “Dogtown and Z-Boys” era of the 1970s, skateboarding had an illicit reputation, especially since most skaters were doing their grinds and kickflips on benches, sidewalks and empty swimming … Continue reading

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