The Town of Riverdale Park

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Want to make a difference in our community? It’s as easy as shopping small. When you #ShopSmall, you could make a big di...
11/02/2020

Want to make a difference in our community? It’s as easy as shopping small. When you #ShopSmall, you could make a big difference—1 purchase at a time. Bonus: a $5 coupon is headed your way in this month's Crier, good at participating small businesses #WeLoveTownLifeSoWeShopSmall

The November 2020 Town Crier is available now! Learn about the latest happenings such as an ordinance which would modify...
11/02/2020

The November 2020 Town Crier is available now! Learn about the latest happenings such as an ordinance which would modify existing & add new school zones in the Town & establish maximum speed limits; flood updates, virtual events & more! http://ow.ly/87Fj50C9oee

PGC Department of the Environment
11/02/2020

PGC Department of the Environment

Alert: Early voting ends today! If you haven’t voted, do so today and avoid the lines tomorrow. Avoid the lines by voting mid-day—and don’t forget your mask and hand sanitizer! Find the nearest Early Voting Center at elections.mypgc.us. #ProudtoVotePGC #DontWaitVoteSafePGC

Alerta: ¡Hoy termina la votación anticipada! Si aún no ha votado, hágalo hoy mismo y evite las filas mañana. Evite las filas votando al mediodía y no olvide traer mascarilla y desinfectante para manos. Encuentre el centro de votación anticipada más cercano en elections.mypgc.us. #ProudtoVotePGC #NoEspereVoteSeguroPGC

👻🎃🦇💀👹Please keep these guidelines in mind when deciding on which Halloween festivities to participate in this weekend. A...
10/30/2020

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Please keep these guidelines in mind when deciding on which Halloween festivities to participate in this weekend. Avoid high risk activities and please stay safe.
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PGC Department of the Environment
10/29/2020

PGC Department of the Environment

Did you know? Voting mid-day is usually the best time to vote, as polls are busiest morning and evening. Make a plan to avoid the lines. Find your nearest Early Voting Center at elections.mypgc.us. #ProudtoVotePGC #DontWaitVoteSafePGC

¿Sabía que...? Votar al mediodía suele ser el mejor momento para votar, ya que las mesas están más ocupadas por la mañana y por la tarde. Planifique para evitar las filas. Encuentre el centro de votación anticipada más cercano en elections.mypgc.us. #ProudtoVotePGC #NoEspereVoteSeguroPGC

10/29/2020
Riverdale Park Farmers Market

Please note: the Farmer's Market vendors will be accepting October Farmer's Market Dollars during next week's market (November 5, 2020).

Tenga en cuenta: los proveedores del Mercado de Agricultores aceptarán dólares de Farmer's Market de octubre durante el mercado de la próxima semana (5 de noviembre de 2020).

Sorry were expecting 3 inches of rain so we won’t be open today.

Update: Campus Drive from Baltimore Avenue (US 1) to River Road is temporarily closed due to flooding as a result of hea...
10/29/2020

Update: Campus Drive from Baltimore Avenue (US 1) to River Road is temporarily closed due to flooding as a result of heavy rainfall. Please follow the signed detour. The roadway will reopen once flooding has subsided.

Prince George's County Memorial Library System
10/29/2020

Prince George's County Memorial Library System

Prince George’s County has 11 Early Voting Centers open now through November 2. County voters can vote in person at any of these locations. For a full list of Vote Centers, visit: elections.mypgc.us #ProudtoVotePGC #DontWaitVoteSafePGC

Take a look at this helpful tip from the PGC Department of the Environment regarding fall tree planting. 🌳 You can also ...
10/29/2020

Take a look at this helpful tip from the PGC Department of the Environment regarding fall tree planting. 🌳 You can also sign up for rebates for planting native trees through the Rain Check Rebate Program at bit.ly/pgcraincheckrebates

On Election Day, November 3, 2020, TheBus will offer extended service to accommodate riders as they travel to the polls....
10/29/2020
The Dispatch Monthly Newsletter - October 2020

On Election Day, November 3, 2020, TheBus will offer extended service to accommodate riders as they travel to the polls. Service will end at 9:00 pm on all active bus lines (13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 51-A, and 51-B) to help ensure citizens have access to polling locations.

On Election Day, November 3, 2020, TheBus will offer extended service to accommodate riders as they travel to the polls. Service will end at 9:00 pm on all active bus lines (13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 51-A, and 51-B) to help ensure citizens have access to polling loc...

If you have not voted yet, take a look at this info from the MML on what you need to know.
10/29/2020

If you have not voted yet, take a look at this info from the MML on what you need to know.

Election day is just around the corner! Here's what you need to know.
- If you have not registered to vote, you can register AND vote at an early voting center Mon 10/26 - Mon 11/2 7am - 8pm.
-Voting by Mail? Fill out your ballot with black ink, sign the oath on the envelope, and return it to a drop box by Nov 3rd at 8pm OR postmarked by Nov 3rd. Note: mailing on Nov 3rd is not the same as postmarked by. Do it early! Dropbox locations found at elections.maryland.gov
- Voting in Person? Find an early vote center at elections.maryland.gov, plan to wait in line, hang in there until you get through

Come on #Maryland Make a plan and #vote #Election2020 #MDVotes

Pop-up testing site TOMORROW Oct. 30 at the Langley Park Community Center.
10/29/2020

Pop-up testing site TOMORROW Oct. 30 at the Langley Park Community Center.

We're operating a pop-up COVID-19 testing site Friday Oct 30 at the Langley Park Community Center. Tests are free, no appointment needed, drive-thru or walk-up. Get tested, wear a mask, distance 6 feet, wash your hands, say NO to gatherings. #PGCCOVID19 health.mypgc.us/COVIDTesting

Prince George's County Council
10/28/2020

Prince George's County Council

Protect yourself, protect your friends, protect your community. Wear a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19. #PGCCOVID19 #MaskUpPrinceGeorges #StoptheSpreadDMV

Halloween is only a few days away 👻🎃🦇💀👹Please keep these guidelines in mind when deciding on which Halloween festivities...
10/28/2020

Halloween is only a few days away 👻🎃🦇💀👹
Please keep these guidelines in mind when deciding on which Halloween festivities to participate in. Avoid high risk activities and stay safe!

REMINDER - Meeting tomorrow, Oct. 29 @ 7 p.m: 🗓️Save the date!✔️Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Tr...
10/28/2020
Welcome to Riverdale Park, MD

REMINDER - Meeting tomorrow, Oct. 29 @ 7 p.m:
🗓️Save the date!✔️
Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) Deputy Director Gwendolyn Clerkley and her team will join us on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual Community Meeting. This will be a great opportunity for residents to hear more about the stormwater infrastructure in and around our Town. For meeting information, please visit our website at www.riverdaleparkmd.gov

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland
10/28/2020

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland

We're operating a pop-up COVID-19 testing site Friday Oct 30 at the Langley Park Community Center. Tests are free, no appointment needed, drive-thru or walk-up. Get tested, wear a mask, distance 6 feet, wash your hands, say NO to gatherings. #PGCCOVID19 health.mypgc.us/COVIDTesting

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland
10/28/2020

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland

Estamos operando un sitio de prueba COVID-19 emergente en #Hyattsville el viernes en el Centro Comunitario de Langley Park. Las pruebas son gratuitas, no se necesita cita y le recomendamos que se haga la prueba si sospecha que ha estado expuesto al COVID. #PGCCOVID19

Take a look at these Halloween tips from Prince George's County 🎃🎃🎃🎃
10/27/2020

Take a look at these Halloween tips from Prince George's County 🎃🎃🎃🎃

While Halloween will look different this year, we can still get creative this spooky season with this #TuesdayTip

Mientras que Halloween será diferente este año, aun podemos ser creativos en esta temporada espeluznante con este #Consejo del #Martes

PGC Department of the Environment
10/27/2020

PGC Department of the Environment

Reminder: There are still plenty of ways you can have a safe and enjoyable Halloween experience with your family. Learn more about the County Health Department’s Halloween guidance online at health.mypgc.us/coronavirus. #Halloween2020 #PGCCOVID19

Recordatorio: Todavía hay muchas formas en que puede tener una experiencia de Halloween segura y agradable con su familia. Obtenga más información sobre la guía de Halloween del Departamento de Salud del Condado en línea en health.mypgc.us/coronavirus. #Halloween2020 #PGCCOVID19

Prince George's County
10/27/2020

Prince George's County

Prince George’s County has 11 Early Voting Centers open now through November 2. County voters can vote in person at any of these locations. For a full list of Vote Centers, visit: elections.mypgc.us
#ProudtoVotePGC #DontWaitVoteSafePGC

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks
10/27/2020

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks

Prince George’s County will have 11 Vote Centers open during early voting and 41 on Election Day. County voters can vote in person at any of these locations. For a full list of Vote Centers, visit: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/559/Board-of-Elections

El condado de Prince George tendrá 11 centros de votación abiertos durante la votación anticipada y 41 el día de las elecciones. Los votantes del condado pueden votar en persona en cualquiera de estos lugares. Para obtener una lista completa de los centros de votación, visite: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/559/Board-of-Elections
#ProudtoVotePGC #DontWaitVoteSafePGC #NoEspereVoteSeguroPGC

District 3 Council Member Dannielle Glaros
10/26/2020

District 3 Council Member Dannielle Glaros

Attention residents of Town of Berwyn Heights, The City of College Park, MD, The Town of Riverdale Park, University Park, Maryland, College Heights Estates, Greater Riverdale Area and all communities west of Kenilworth Avenue: Make your voice heard on recreation amenities for your neighborhood in the new multigenerational recreation center-- TONIGHT! Please consider having your whole family weigh in!

Register here:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7343545113561982478

College Park City-University Partnership, Berwyn Heights Elementary, Paint Branch Elementary School PTA, University Park Elementary School, Central Kenilworth Ave Revitalization, University of Maryland, College Park,

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland
10/26/2020

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland

All our COVID test sites are available on Mondays! Keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy from the virus. Here's the updated list of the free, no-appointment testing sites we operate or supply. #PGCCOVID19 health.mypgc.us/COVIDtesting

The PGCo Clean Water Partnership
10/26/2020

The PGCo Clean Water Partnership

Properly disposing trash goes a long way. The earth thanks you! Learn how #CWP is protecting our natural resources by visiting https://thecleanwaterpartnership.com/.

#WaterTipWednesday
#GreenerCleanerPGC

PGC Department of the Environment
10/26/2020

PGC Department of the Environment

Early voting starts today! If you’re voting in person, make a plan to vote mid-day—polls are usually busiest in the morning and evening. Remember to wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer. Find the nearest early voting center at elections.mypgc.us. #ProudtoVotePGC #DontWaitVoteSafePGC

¡Hoy comienza la votación anticipada! Si va a votar en persona, planifique votar al mediodía, ya que las urnas suelen estar más ocupadas por la mañana y por la noche. Recuerde usar mascarilla y traer desinfectante para manos. Encuentre el centro de votación anticipada más cercano en elections.mypgc.us. #ProudtoVotePGC #NoEspereVoteSeguroPGC

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland
10/23/2020

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland

Halloween must look different this year, but there are plenty of ways to have a safe and enjoyable experience with your family. Learn more about the County's Halloween guidance online at health.mypgc.us/coronavirus. #Halloween2020 #PGCCOVID19

Friendly reminder: The Town of Riverdale Park strongly recommends residents follow the CDC COVID-19 guidelines for Hallo...
10/23/2020

Friendly reminder: The Town of Riverdale Park strongly recommends residents follow the CDC COVID-19 guidelines for Halloween festivities.
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Help our local Riverdale Elementary School provide brand new coats to children in need. In our communities, nearly one i...
10/22/2020
Donate Now | Join Riverdale Elementary School to give coats to kids in need by Operation Warm

Help our local Riverdale Elementary School provide brand new coats to children in need. In our communities, nearly one in five children live in need. For their families, paying for food, housing, heat and healthcare takes priority. Many children may have to go without a warm coat throughout the winter season. Your gift could make this kind of impact on a child near you: “When I got home, I was so happy about my new coat. I wanted it because I didn’t ever have one. My brand new coat makes me feel so proud of myself.” Your donation will bring warmth, confidence, and hope to children living in need in our area. Just $20 provides one coat for a child in need. Donate today!

Help Us Reach Our Goal of Raising $8,000 to Provide Brand New Coats to Local Children in NeedIn our communities, nearly one in five children live in need. For their fa...

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks
10/22/2020

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks

Alert: If you’ve received your mail-in ballot, return it ASAP using the pre-stamped envelope from the Board of Elections, or in person at a secure ballot drop box. Find your nearest drop box at https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/559/Board-of-Elections.

Alerta: Si ha recibido su boleta de votación por correo, devuélvala lo antes posible en el sobre presellado de la Junta Electoral, o en persona en una urna segura. Encuentre la urna más cercana en https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/559/Board-of-Elections. #ProudtoVotePGC #DontWaitVoteSafePGC #NoEspereVoteSeguroPGC

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland
10/22/2020

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland

Need a COVID test? Plan on coming to our pop-up testing event this Friday in #CollegePark Tests are free, you don't need an appointment and we highly encourage you get tested if you suspect you've been exposed to the virus. #PGCCOVID19 health.mypgc.us/Coronavirus

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland
10/22/2020

Prince George's County Health Department, Maryland

El Departamento de Salud albergará un sitio de prueba emergente este viernes el 23 de octubre en College Park de 9 a 11 AM. Pasa por aquí para hacerte una prueba gratis, no necesitas cita. Obtenga más información en: health.mypgc.us/Coronavirus #PGCCOVID19

🗓️Save the date!✔️Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) Deputy Director Gwendolyn...
10/21/2020
Welcome to Riverdale Park, MD

🗓️Save the date!✔️
Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) Deputy Director Gwendolyn Clerkley and her team will join us on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual Community Meeting. This will be a great opportunity for residents to hear more about the stormwater infrastructure in and around our Town. For meeting information, please visit our website at www.riverdaleparkmd.gov

Welcome to Riverdale Park, MD

PGC Department of the Environment
10/21/2020

PGC Department of the Environment

Learn more about fall tree planting in the County with this #TuesdayTip

Obtenga más información sobre la plantación de árboles de otoño en el condado con este #Consejo del #Martes

PGC Department of the Environment
10/20/2020

PGC Department of the Environment

Through the County’s Stand Up & Deliver program, Prince George’s County will be distributing groceries and meals to go at various locations this Friday, October 23 at 12:30 PM. #PGCCOVID19 #ProudtoProvide

A través del programa del Condado Stand Up & Deliver, el Condado de Prince George distribuirá comestibles y comidas para llevar a varios lugares este viernes el 23 de octubre a las 12:30 PM. #PGCCOVID19 #ProudtoProvide

Address

5008 Queensbury Rd
Riverdale Park, MD
20737

WMATA Bus #F4 PG The BUS #14

General information

Adapted from our Wikipedia Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverdale_Park,_Maryland Riverdale Park, formerly known and often referred to as Riverdale, Maryland is a semi-urban town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, a suburb in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The population was 6,956 as of 2010. The population as of 2019 is approximately 7200, according to the US Census Bureau and other entities. Riverdale Park and the neighboring community of West Riverdale developed in the late 19th century as streetcar suburbs in central Prince George’s County. The town is located approximately seven miles northeast of downtown Washington, D.C., and is bounded to the north by East-West Highway. The area is also bisected by the heavily traveled Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Route 1). The city of College Park is located to the north, the town of University Park to the east across Baltimore Avenue, and Hyattsville is located to the south and southwest. The area was first developed in 1801 when a Belgian aristocrat, Henri Joseph Stier, purchased 800 acres situated between two tributaries of the Anacostia River, known as the Paint and Northwest branches. Stier and his family moved to the United States several years earlier to escape the French Revolution (1788–1789). Upon purchase, he named his holdings Riversdale, and began constructing his residence that same year. The mansion was modeled after the Stier family’s Belgian home, Chateau du Mick, and when completed in 1807, the building stood as a two-story stuccoed-brick dwelling in the style of late Georgian architecture. Just two years after purchasing the property, in 1803, the political tension that had caused Stier to flee his native country subsided, and he and his wife, Marie Louise, returned to Belgium. Riversdale was given to their daughter, Rosalie, who had married George Calvert, the grandson of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, in 1799. After Rosalie Stier Calvert died in 1821 and George Calvert in 1838, their son, Charles Benedict Calvert, took over the plantation. Charles Calvert was a renowned agriculturist and helped establish the Maryland Agricultural College, now the University of Maryland at College Park. In May 1853, Calvert announced he would donate land for an agricultural college.[7] In 1861, Calvert was elected to the United States Congress and fought for the establishment of the United States Department of Agriculture. During his life, Charles Calvert conducted a variety of agricultural experiments at Riversdale, and expanded his family's original holdings to 2,200 acres. Calvert died in 1864; however, the property remained in the ownership of the Calvert family for another twenty years. The 1861 Martenet map depicts the rural setting of Riversdale and identifies Charles B. Calvert as its owner. The old Baltimore Turnpike, now known as US Route 1, is located to the west of the mansion house.[8] To the east of the house is the Washington Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which opened in 1833. The railway is located inside the boundaries of Riverdale Park, just west of the Paint Branch tributary. The 1878 Hopkins map depicts little development having had happened since 1861. In 1887, the heirs of Charles Benedict Calvert sold 474 acres of land to New York City businessmen John Fox and Alexander Lutz in two separate transactions. The first deed involved the sale of 300 acres, which included the Riversdale mansion. The remaining 174 acres were transferred to Fox and Lutz shortly thereafter. The cost of the sales to Fox and Lutz totaled $47,000. On March 23, 1889, Fox and Lutz formed the Riverdale Park Company, which was named in honor of the grand Federal style mansion at the center of the proposed community. The company planned on creating an upper-middle-class residential suburb for people working in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. The land was platted in 1889 by surveyor D.J. Howell and the new development was named Riverdale Park. In an attempt to differentiate the historic plantation known as Riversdale from the subdivision, the "s" was dropped. The new roads were named in honor of United States presidents and were arranged in a grid pattern that surrounded a central ellipse, which served as the site of the commuter train station. The first of the stations was constructed in 1890. Laid out as a "villa park", the community featured traffic circles and green space, with the mansion being used as its central amenity. The three original sections of the suburb utilized relatively uniform lot dimensions and building setbacks, thereby creating a cohesive development of middle- and upper-middle-class housing. The residential housing lots surrounded the high-style Riversdale mansion. The construction of dwellings in Riverdale Park began in 1890. The buildings reflected popular architectural trends of the time and were of wood-frame construction. Some structures were pyramidal-roof Foursquares, while others had front-gable or cross-gable roofs. Many houses from this period have projecting bays, corner towers, and wrap-around porches. By the turn of the twentieth century, Riverdale Park comprised 60 dwellings, a Presbyterian church, a schoolhouse, and a railroad station. The new community straddled the Washington line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which provided residents an easy commute to Washington, D.C. Recognizing the financial potential of the new suburb, builders purchased groups of lots that were soon improved by high-style single-family dwellings. Joseph A. Blundon (ca. 1847–1909) was one such late-nineteenth-century builder. Born in Georgetown, Blundon worked as a general contractor in Washington, D.C., before moving to Riverdale Park in 1889. He was instrumental in forming the Riverdale Park Company and served as its first manager. Blundon also, independent of the development company, purchased several lots each year for the purpose of overseeing the construction of single-family dwellings. Between 1891 and 1909, he was responsible for the erection of roughly 90 buildings in Riverdale Park. Accordingly, he became known as the "Father of Riverdale". In 1920, a handful of owners in both Riverdale Park and the nearby West Riverdale petitioned the Maryland General Assembly requesting authority to incorporate the two neighborhoods as a municipality. On June 14, 1920, the two communities were incorporated as the Town of Riverdale. As a result of the transfer of power from the Riverdale Park Company to the municipal government, the importance of the real estate company began to diminish, prompting a financial strain. Within ten years of the town’s incorporation, the Riverdale Park Company went bankrupt. Numerous annexations in the mid-twentieth century increased Riverdale’s overall size. The municipal government continued to grow and change during this period. In 1941, the town changed the name of its roads to conform to the standards of the United States Postal Service, carrying a similar pattern as those of Washington, D.C., and nearby College Park. The increasing population and commercial and governmental growth of metropolitan Washington, D.C., most notably during the last twenty years of the twentieth century, has resulted in further development of the town of Riverdale. This late-twentieth-century growth was predominantly commercial and centered along Baltimore Avenue, thereby physically and visually separating West Riverdale from Riverdale Park. Since the 1940s, the area has been a largely blue-collar town predominated by small red brick or wooden homes with porches. The area has always had a large presence of University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff residents. It also has a large and growing, professional, middle-class African American population. The area originally had its own small town Maryland identity, but was eventually engulfed by post-World War II urban expansion, related to the growth of the University of Maryland and Washington D.C. The area is now much more of a neighborhood than an actual town. Although many of the original residents have left, there are still a significant number of original residents living in the area. Many of the original residents speak with classic Maryland accents, which has some similarities to a Baltimore accent. Washington D.C. and its close northern and northwestern suburbs once had large blue-collar Irish populations some of this influence is still evident in the remnants of the older community. Riverdale also once had a large counter-cultural population, dating back to the 1960s, with many group houses and some small counter-cultural businesses and organizations present in the town. This community maintains a small but existing presence in the area. In 1998, the town was officially renamed Riverdale Park. Today, the town is made up of a mix of housing styles, including 1960s apartment buildings, pre- and post-World War II era buildings, and dwellings from the turn of the twentieth century. The Riversdale mansion, now surrounded by eight acres, is owned by the M-NCPPC, which purchased it in 1949. The Riversdale property is bounded roughly by 48th Avenue to the west, Riverdale Road to the north, Taylor Street to the east, and Oglethorpe Street to the south. Riverdale Park Station, a mixed use development, located at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (6700 block) and Van Buren Street, opened in April 2017. In 2015, construction began on the Cafritz Property, the largest piece of undeveloped property in Prince George's County. In April 2017, it opened as Riverdale Park Station, a mixed-use development located at the odd side of the 6600 to 6700 blocks on Baltimore Avenue. A major tenant of the development is the Whole Foods Market. As of the 2010 Census, there were 6,956 people, 1,944 households, and 1,390 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,215.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,627.7/km2). There were 2,058 housing units at an average density of 1,247.3 per square mile (481.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 32.2% White, 27.1% African American, 1.3% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 32.0% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.0% of the population. There were 1,944 households in the town, of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 16.6% contained a female member with no husband present, 10.3% contained a male member with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% contained someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.50 and the average family size was 3.85. The median age in the town was 30.3 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.8% were between 25 and 44; 19.8% were between 45 and 64; and 6.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.9% male and 47.1% female. In 2016, the town changed its form of government to include a Town Manager. The town is governed by a Mayor and Town Council. The council is made up of six members, each representing a different ward of the town. As of the 2017 general election, the Mayor of Riverdale Park is Alan K. Thompson and the wards are represented as below:[11] Ward One – Marsha Dixon Ward Two – Aaron Faulx Ward Three – David Lingua Ward Four – Chris Henry Ward Five – Colleen Richardson Ward Six – Hala Mayers The town has its own police department, with David Morris serving as the Chief of Police. Riverdale Park and the adjacent, unincorporated community of Riverdale Heights are served by two primarily volunteer fire departments within the Prince Georges Fire and EMS Department. "Riverdale 7" and "Riverdale Heights 13" both provide services to the community with volunteer firefighters and a staff of live-in volunteers. Prince George's County Police Department District 1 Station in Hyattsville serves Riverdale Park.[12] The United States Postal Service operates the Riverdale Post Office and the Kenilworth Post Office in Riverdale Park.[13][14] The Calvert Carrier Annex has a Hyattsville address but is physically in Riverdale Park.[15][16] Riverdale Park is within the Prince George's County Public Schools system.[16] Elementary schools serving the town include:[17] Riverdale Elementary School University Park Elementary School in University Park Rogers Heights Elementary School Middle schools serving the town in separate attendance zones include:[18] Hyattsville Middle School William Wirt Middle School High schools serving the town in separate attendance zones include:[19] Parkdale High School Bladensburg High School Northwestern High School College Park Academy Public Charter School is in Riverdale Park.[20] The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is based in Riverdale Park. The town is served by the Metro Bus ( Riverdale station on the MARC commuter rail's Camden Line. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2), of which, 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[21][22]

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Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(301) 927-6381

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Good morning 🌞 Happy 100th Anniversary to the Town of Riverdale Park, MD 🎉🎊
Anyone missing one of these pretty birds? We were out for our Saturday walk and came upon a beautiful blue and white parakeet. We are thinking it is someone's missing pet. Last seen in the trees on the south side of Rivertech Court between the roundabout and College Park Academy. We hope he/she comes back home safe!
Missing your dog? I have him in ward 3 on Nicholson St.
The Town of Riverdale Park has been a great place to live for 19 years. As I drove through the community over the weekend, I took in the beauty of the diverse community I live in. With that being said, I have seen other towns share their thoughts/ peace calls about what is currently happening in around the nation, however I have not seen or heard anything from our town.
My dog went missing yesterday he ran out of the house around 6 pm in 60th PL st, Riverdale Maryland. His Name is Chucho he is my baby he is been with me for 9 years and we just moved to Maryland from NY i don't really know this area very well and i keep looking for him and i can't find him 😔He is like my son he is so humble and friendly ...😞. Please if anyone have seen him please contact me or inbox me as soon as possible at any time (475)300-9541. Thank you and God bless you all 🙏
My dog went missing yesterday he ran out of the house around 6 pm in 60th PL st, Riverdale Maryland. His Name is Chucho he is my baby he is been with me for 9 years and we just moved to Maryland from NY i don't really know this area very well and i keep looking for him and i can't find him 😔He is like my son he is so humble and friendly ...😞. Please if anyone have seen him please contact me or inbox me as soon as possible at any time (475)300-9541. Thank you and God bless you all 🙏
LUV Town Staff for getting out there after last night's storm to keep our drains and gutters clear. #stormwatermanagementheroes #sustainablemaryland
MARYLAND AREA: Rescue Well is seeking small businesses that would be willing to set up a "take what you need" spot in your store, restaurant, or business. - Folks in need would have a local resource, eliminating the barrier of not having transportation, and - Folks who wish to donate can visit your business - Items: pantry staples, toiletries, pet supplies, things with a long shelf life, whatever suits your business setting (As funding permits, we will supply a set of narrow shelving that tucks into a corner or your business, out of the way of day-to-day foot traffic.) Please comment here, PM Christine Sandberg, or call/text 410-456-1392 with interest. Thank you!
"Brad" from the town office told me yesterday that we could bring bulk trash to the town center today. However, I don't see anything on the website or this page about it. I'm trying to verify the hours. We are coming from Laurel to take care of this problem, and we are all sick. I hope someone can verify that this is happening and what the hours are.
Apologies if I missed this but can you provide voting locations/hours for today?
***MISSING DOGS *** Our dogs have been missing since the evening of Wednesday October 23,2019 ( Mine and my nieghbors) they ran into the the woods of Riverdale Park Reservoir Area off Quintana St. And they haven't return home 1 is a Male chihuahua mix white with tan spots And the other is a Female chihuahua white also. Please help us find them!!
Thanks to the TRP Public Works and Police Department for their work Friday evening and Saturday. One of those nice brittle trees had a large set of limbs drop right as a truck was coming up Taylor Road to Riverdale Road. The driver noticed the limbs starting to fall "in slow motion" and stopped his truck quickly. Sparking wires, limb crashing to the ground, and no one hurt, just some short inconvenience for side walk and street users for a short time. Well Done as usual!!