9624 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 474-0003
Fax: (301) 345-6541
University of Maryland is a major educational hub with its history dating back to 1856. Students at this university have access to a number of facilities that helps them achieve an edge over others. This university aims for an all-rounded development of its students. With a well qualified staff and a career guidance center for students, its the best a child can get in terms of education.
Spanning 1176 acres (476 hectares), Greenbelt Park offers a refreshing escape from the urban grind. From hiking and bicycling to horse-riding, there's lots to do for outdoor enthusiasts within the park's sylvan landscapes. Excellent camping facilities throughout the park make it an excellent place for spending the entire day in the company of nature. There's picnic areas as well. Check website for more.
Built in a flourishing Queen Anne style of architecture, the Harry Smith House was established in 1890. One of the pioneer houses to be built in Riverdale (then called Riverdale Park), the house is said to have played a key role in development of its peripheral community. A major landmark around town, the Harry Smith House was added to the U.S National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Spread across 95 acres (38.44 hectares), Martin Luther King Recreational Park features many facilities. This park houses indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Apart from that, it features tennis courts, ball fields and a playground for children. It houses a beautiful lake, and is ideal for a fun day out with your friends and family.
Named after the legendary rocket scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is open to the public through their visitor center. The center was founded in 1959 and is NASA's flagship space flight complex. Only scheduled tours are available and families or small groups visiting the visitor center to see the exhibits and rocket garden can do so during normal hours without any reservations. The registered tours comprises of operation areas, testing and satellite building sites.
Named after the famous lawyer Montgomery Blair, Montgomery Blair High School is a public high school in the town. With a campus of about 42 acres (17 hectares) this educational institution is known for offering Communication Arts Program and a Magnet Program. Visit their website for more information.
Spread across 16.3 acres (6.596376 hectares) of land, Nolte Local Park is a great family outing spot. This park features multiple basketball, baseball and softball fields. In addition to this, it features picnic spots, playgrounds and a recreation center for you to spend a fun day with your loved ones.
One of the prominent middle schools in Takoma Park, the Takoma Park Middle School has its origins in the historic Takoma-Silver Spring School. Sprawled over an area of 18.8 acres (76,080.p square meters), this school has well-maintained facilities, like the Lee Jordan Athletic Field, basketball courts, a greenhouse, six science laboratories, a library and even a television studio, that help the school provide wholesome education. The Takoma Park Middle School is also a part of Maryland’s Green Schools program, which requires it to conserve energy and adopt environmentally-friendly ways of functioning. See the website to know more.
Founders Mike McGarvey and Dave Coleman established the 3 Stars Brewing Company in a refurbished warehouse in 2010. This microbrewery specializes in ales that have won critical acclaim in the media and at beer festivals. Some of their brews have even bagged medals at prestigious award functions. Visitors above 21 years can avail of tours every Saturday at 2p and 3p, while the beer shop remains open from Thursday to Sunday. Sample beers such as Southern Belle, an Imperial Brown Ale with hints of oak, Citra and Lemon Peel Saison and Born Sinner, a chocolate-flavored strong ale. The knowledgeable staff guides patrons regarding the best food and beer pairings. This brewery also works for the benefit of the society and has initiated the Spent Grain Program, a collaborative effort with regional farmers to mitigate hunger in the District of Columbia.
Enjoy a fun day as you visit the Jesup Blair Park and Blair House. The Jesup Blair park is spread across 14.5 acres (5.867942 hectares) of land and is known for multiple picnic areas. The scenic park features soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts and a playground area. Situated in the park is the historic Blair House which was built in 1850s. This house boasts of a beautiful Greek Revival architecture with a tinge of Federal architecture designs, and reflects the lifestyle of the region during that era.
Denizens Brewing Co. takes pride in the local beers that they serve. Brewed on site, every brew of theirs has a character of its own. Though urban in appearance, this local brewery has done a great job in keeping patrons hooked with the traditional craft beers. The place has a gorgeous outdoor seating area that is perfectly lined with humble tables, chairs and umbrellas, providing just the right environment for enjoy a chilled glass of Southside Rye IPA, American Red Ale, the Pumpkin Porter or Belgian-Style Tripel. Denizens Brewing Co. also has a delicious BBQ menu to go with their brews. On a sunny Silver Spring afternoon, one cannot ask for more!
Named for its acorn-shaped pavilion, the Acorn Park is a city park that was originally built by Francis Preston Blair in 1840. It was part of his estate and contains a spring with water containing mica, that gave it a silver color. This 'silver spring' in fact led to the city being named after it! A tiny park, just 0.12 acres (0.0485623 hectares), the Acorn Park can easily go unnoticed amidst the tall building surrounding it. There is an artificial cave here, as well.