Magruder Park

City council approves $80,000 for National Fitness Campaign

November 15, 2017

BY BREANNA BELL — In a unanimous decision, Hyattsville’s city council voted during their Oct. 16 meeting to approve the amendments to the 2018 budget appropriating $80,000 for a fitness court as part of the city’s partnership with the National Fitness Campaign. The city’s decision comes [read more]

Nature Nearby: The fungus among us

September 20, 2017

BY FRED SEITZ — The extensive rain in the past few months has raised the visibility of one of the most adaptive, diverse and mysterious organisms: fungus. A walk in the woods will reveal fungi from the familiar toadstools, to various shelf-type fungi on trees and logs, to some brilliant [read more]

PHOTOS: Shakespeare in the Park

July 13, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is proving that all the world is, indeed, a stage. Residents gathered at Magruder Park on July 12 to see a free performance of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” as part of the M-NCPPC, [read more]

HCPD opening summer club for teens

June 13, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The Hyattsville Police Department is starting a new teen club for the summer. “Teens need somewhere safe and fun to go, and this is going to be the place,” said Sgt. Suzie Johnson. The Magruder Park Teen Club is open to teens ages 13-18 who live in Hyattsville and [read more]

PHOTOS: Eggs-citement abounds at Great Magruder Park Egg Hunt

April 9, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The sun was out but the wind was biting during the Great Magruder Park Egg Hunt on April 8. But that did not deter dozens of families from the beloved tradition. Some lined up along the green tape as early as 30 minutes before, kids eagerly waiting for their chance to grab [read more]

Nature Nearby: Green invaders in Magruder Park

February 27, 2017

BY FRED SEITZ — Walk along the bike path near the Northwest Branch and you may notice signs about a research project at the edge of the woods. On a mild winter day, I saw a team of entomologists from the University of Maryland (UMD), one of whom told me that they were working on a project to [read more]

‘Not on Our Watch:’ Community rallies in solidarity

November 23, 2016

BY QUANNY CARR — Enduring frozen fingers and whipping winds, more than 200 area residents stood in solidarity on Nov. 20 at Magruder Park to say “Not On Our Watch” in response to the increase in hate crimes and hate speech following the election of Donald Trump. Erika Wilson and Christine [read more]

Cyclocross bike race builds community, one muddy rider at a time

October 5, 2016

BY LINDSAY MYERS — For the cyclists at 2016 Hyattsville CX — the annual cyclocross bike race in Magruder Park — rain is just about the best thing that could happen on race day. “We love the mud!” said rookie race director Peter Van Riper. “We want more mud. That’s what makes it [read more]

Muddy bike tracks fading away

December 4, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The number of noticeable patches of torn up grass and muddy bike tracks where the Hyattsville Cyclocross bike race came through on Oct. 4 are diminishing. This year’s event was almost postponed because of heavy rain that had fallen the week prior. According to the City of [read more]

Riders race, undeterred by rain

October 12, 2015

BY SCARLETT SALEM — The arts aren’t the only pursuit drawing people to Hyattsville, this year. The Hyattsville Cyclocross was the kick-off race in the Mid-Atlantic Bicycling Racing Association (MABA) Super 8CX series: an eight race series in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, [read more]
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