Magruder Park

Then & Now: Unmapping segregation

February 22, 2018

BY STUART EISENBERG — With debates ranging regionally over the legacy of tolerating monuments to leaders of the Confederacy in public spaces, one may ponder, “What does institutional racism look like locally? Where does it dwell in Hyattsville?” One form in which I find institutional racism [read more]

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]
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