The Hotel in the Discovery District, College Park, MD

Amenities & Attractions

In addition to our plentiful offerings of office and research space, the amenities and attractions surrounding the Discovery District are the distinguishing factors that make this hub for research and innovation such a vibrant and dynamic place, especially when the workday comes to an end.

Parks, Recreation and Culture  

Within the Discovery District and surrounding it are plentiful opportunities to relax, exercise and enjoy the areas preserved natural areas.

Northwest Branch Trail
Trail Systems

A robust network of trails, including the Northwest Branch Trail, Paint Branch Trail and Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail, connect the Discovery District to local destinations, as well as to direct, on-trail paths into Montgomery County and the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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The Art Walk
The Art Walk

A pocket park that serves as a food truck hub with creative seating and rotating art installations.

View looking down at the Discovery Park in the Discovery District
Discovery Park

A colorful, wi-fi enabled pocket park adjacent to WeWork and The Hall CP.

Lake Artemesia
Lake Artemisia

A 38-acre lake featuring a fishing pier and aquatic garden surrounded by miles of walking and biking trails.  

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Calvert Park
Community Parks

Throughout the Discovery District are many regional and neighborhood parks, including Calvert Road Disc Golf Park, Riverdale Community Park, Calvert Park and the Paint Branch Stream Valley Park.

 Junior Tennis Champions Center

A facility of 32 tennis courts and fitness center for tennis education, training and playing opportunities for all ages.

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A group of kids skating at Herbert Wells Ice Rink
Herbert Wells Ice Rink

Seasonal indoor ice rink for figure skating, ice hockey and free skate.

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Ellen Linson Splash Park
Ellen Linson Splash Park

Seasonal outdoor swimming pool and home to the College Park Farmer’s Market.

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Inside the College Park Aviation Museum
College Park Aviation Museum

The College Park Airport also includes an on-site museum that chronicles the history and many firsts that took place at the world’s oldest continually operating airport.

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Bee on a pink flower
UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Did you know that UMD is an arboretum? Originally established as the Maryland Agricultural College (MAC) in 1856, UMD’s 1,300 acre campus is a Level 4 Accredited Arboretum.

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University of Maryland Football Fans
UMD Athletics

UMD has 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams competing in the B1G TEN conference that have won 31 national championships to date. You and your family are bound to have a fun-filled afternoon cheering on the Terps to victory. 

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Performers on stage at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The Clarice is the home of scores of  musical, theatrical and dance performances year round – from UMD students to internationally touring artists.

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Dining, Retail & Hospitality

The Hotel at the University of Maryland
The Hotel at the University of Maryland

A AAA rated 4-Diamond hotel consisting of 297 guest rooms, a spa, several eateries and 43,000 sf of conference and meeting room space.

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Home Square at Riverdale Park Station
Riverdale Park Station

A mixed use community of townhomes, an apartment building, and several dining and shopping destinations, including Prince George’s County’s first Whole Foods.  

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The Hall CP: Restaurant, bar and event space
The Hall CP

A restaurant, bar and event space dedicated to building community and being a hub for community connection and interaction.  

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Cup of coffee
Café Atrio

A breakfast and lunch spot with a rotating selection of homemade, always fresh meal options.

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Potomac Pizza Logo
Potomac Pizza

A locally owned pizza and sub shop with the some of the best New York style slices in town.

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Bagels 'n Grinds Logo
Bagels ‘n Grinds

Fresh coffee bagels, soups and salads in café setting perfect for a study session or working lunch.

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Old Maryland Grill
Old Maryland Grill

Located inside of The Hotel, OMG celebrates Maryland’s finest cuisines, from seafood to steak and everything in between.

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UMD Students on McKeldin Mall
UMD Visitor’s Center

Interested in learning more about the University of Maryland while in the Discovery District? The Visitor Center is located within the lobby of The Hotel and provides campus tours, information packets and access to admissions representatives.

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