Turning 200 — and we’re celebrating!

What a weekend!  Thanks to everyone who came and joined the celebrations, danced with their neighbors to vintage live music, rode the horse-drawn wagon, enjoyed Barbecue Bill’s great food, sang at the sing-along, and participated in Sunday’s history day talks.

And THANKS to everyone who helped make it happen

When neighbors play together our community grows together.

Hope to see everyone at the College Park Day Festival 2017 – October 7, 2017!  Check it out at https://collegeparkday.wordpress.com/.

Commemorative Tote Bags are still available. Contact us at OPH@earthlink.net for information.

The city has arranged for free parking at the City Garage at the corner of Knox Rd and College Avenue for all day on Saturday.  There will also be a shuttle bus from the garage to the Old Parish House and return from 11:30 m to 4:30 pm.

See you at the celebration!!


Welcome to the City of College Park’s
Old Parish House at 200 Celebration Website.

The Old Parish House is turning 200 – and the City of College Park is having a big celebration!  Plan to join your friends and neighbors for a weekend of events September 15 – 17.

Special events include vintage dancing on Friday night at nearby St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The weekend continues at the Old Parish House with Family Fun Day on Saturday, a community sing-along and ice cream social on Saturday evening, and History Day on Sunday.  All events will take place at the Old Parish House located at the corner of Knox Road and Dartmouth Avenue in the historic Old Town section of College Park.

Constructed in 1817, the building was built as a brick barn as part of the Riversdale estate.  Throughout its life, the building has also served as a church, a parish hall, headquarters for the College Park Woman’s Club, and now a community center.

Click HERE for all event details.
Click HERE for exact location, directions and parking info.
Sound exciting?  Want to be a part of all the festivities?  We are looking for a few good volunteers to help make this celebration a fun and exciting weekend for everyone.  Please consider volunteering an hour or so of your time.  Check out all the Volunteer Opportunities available by clicking HERE.  Community service hours are available for Prince George’s County students.

Follow us on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1381432495225756/
where you can invite your friends.

Read about this event in the current City of College Park Municipal Scene!

This event is sponsored by the City of College Park.  All events are free and open to all.

Our sponsoring partners include:
College Park Arts Exchange
Riversdale House Museum
Maryland Milestones/ATHA (Anacostia Trails Heritage Area)
University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement
College Park Community Foundation

We are especially grateful to the College Park Community Foundation for a generous grant in support of this program!

This web page will be updated periodically with additional information, fun facts and more. Please check back often. This page was last updated September 16, 2017.

For questions or further information, contact us at OPH@earthlink.net