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.
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.
A pocket park that serves as a food truck hub with creative seating and rotating art installations.
A colorful, wi-fi enabled pocket park adjacent to WeWork and The Hall CP.
A 38-acre lake featuring a fishing pier and aquatic garden surrounded by miles of walking and biking trails.
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.
A facility of 32 tennis courts and fitness center for tennis education, training and playing opportunities for all ages.
Seasonal indoor ice rink for figure skating, ice hockey and free skate.
Seasonal outdoor swimming pool and home to the College Park Farmer’s Market.
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.
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.
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.
The Clarice is the home of scores of musical, theatrical and dance performances year round – from UMD students to internationally touring artists.
Dining, Retail & Hospitality
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.
A mixed use community of townhomes, an apartment building, and several dining and shopping destinations, including Prince George’s County’s first Whole Foods.
A restaurant, bar and event space dedicated to building community and being a hub for community connection and interaction.
A breakfast and lunch spot with a rotating selection of homemade, always fresh meal options.
A locally owned pizza and sub shop with the some of the best New York style slices in town.
Fresh coffee bagels, soups and salads in café setting perfect for a study session or working lunch.
Located inside of The Hotel, OMG celebrates Maryland’s finest cuisines, from seafood to steak and everything in between.
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.