Magruder Park

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]

Nature Nearby: A giant native supermarket and water purifier

September 23, 2015

BY FRED SEITZ — The end of summer is a good time to take a walk around Magruder Park and notice the giant (7 or 8 feett tall) cattails growing in the drainage ditches. These amazing plants, native to marshes in Europe and parts of Asia and the Americas, are a favorite of survival preppers and [read more]

VIDEO: Three attempted sexual assaults on hiker-biker trail

September 11, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Updated at 5:29 p.m.  According to the Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD), three attempted sexual assaults have occurred over the past three week along the Anacostia Tributary Trail System.  In each incident, the suspect was hiding in the wood line and attempted to [read more]

Woman groped on Magruder Park trail Thursday

September 10, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) said a call came in Thursday morning about a man who had grabbed a woman’s buttocks on the hiker-biker trail in Magruder Park.  The incident reportedly happened around 7 a.m. HCPD Spokesperson Lt. Chris Purvis said the [read more]

PHOTOS: Easter celebrations

April 6, 2015

PHOTOS BY RYAN CARBO — Hyattsville families took part in two separate Easter festivities on Saturday, March 28. The morning began with a pancake breakfast at Magruder Park, where the Easter Bunny made a special guest appearance and children were treated to a concert by kids musician Uncle Pete. [read more]
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