Magruder Park

Celebrating the ‘city’s lungs’ at Magruder Park

November 18, 2019

By KERRY-ANN HAMILTON — Protect Hyattsville Parks (PHP), a group founded last spring, hosted a community celebration on Oct. 19 to mark the successful end of a campaign to save the 32-acre park from development efforts. Organizers of the celebration opposed relocating Hyattsville Middle School [read more]

Nature Nearby: A Calming Green Carpet

October 15, 2019

By FRED SEITZ — Walk down the trail to Magruder Park and admire the logs bordering the trail, and you cannot help but notice beautiful green moss growing on them. These lovely bryophytes that enjoy shade and moisture have about 12,000 different relatives and a history dating back nearly 300 [read more]

Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2019

By KURT BRINTZENHOFE — On May 15, the City of Hyattsville offered Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) two constructions sites: the Hyattsville Middle School (HMS) and the southeast corner of Magruder Park. The Hyattsville Life and Times (HL&T) reported on June 10 how the [read more]

UPDATE: HMS selected for P3 funding, pending Thursday vote

September 17, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — This is a developing story. Second update on September 19: Dan Broder, the chair of Hyattsville’s Educational Facilities Task Force, announced in a Sept. 19 email to the HOPE email group that the PGCPS Board of Education voted to pass the resolution authorizing the [read more]

Miss Floribunda: The Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly

September 16, 2019

Dear Miss Floribunda, I was really appalled by the insults from neighbors that “Eating Dirt” described in last month’s letter. While my very polite neighbors have been wonderful to me, a life-long resident of Arizona who moved to Hyattsville, I suspect they want me to make [read more]

Nature Nearby: Pending blessed event in Magruder Park

August 19, 2019

By FRED SEITZ — Early on a warm day in June, I was walking my pseudo-fierce dog in Magruder Park. As we ventured downhill, I spotted a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina, for Latin buffs) depositing a number of cream colored, ping pong ball-sized eggs into a hole in the ground. While [read more]

Nature Nearby: Hearing fewer croaks?

June 14, 2019

By FRED SEITZ — I often listen at the edge of Magruder Park in the early evening. While the sounds of traffic and loud music have frequently competed with the natural sounds in the park, Mom Nature’s voice seems more muted now than in previous springs and early summers. In past years, I’ve [read more]

Teen Center @ Magruder prepares for summer 2019

May 15, 2019

By MAYA KOEPPEN — As the school year comes to a close, the Teen Center @ Magruder is getting ready for a summer of fun. Camp Staycation is the teen center’s summer evening program, which boasts pool days and on-site events, as well as local trips. Teen center camp hours are Monday through [read more]

Hyattsville’s 2020 vision comes into focus

April 22, 2019

By BEN SIMASEK — For the first time in nine years, Hyattsville has proposed a balanced budget. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the city’s total projected revenues of $20.726 million cover $20.724 million in proposed spending. Beyond tapping into revenues collected through taxes and fees, city staff [read more]
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