News & Announcements From Takoma Park

Spaces Available in After The Bell

Monday, August 31, 2015

Still looking for an after school program for your child this school year? Well look no further! After The Bell at the Takoma Park Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Avenue) still has spaces available! This after school childcare program for the MCPS 2015-2016 school year will provide a safe environment for children in grades K-5. After the Bell is a recreational based program that incorporates active games, passive games, crafts, and even snack and homework time. Transportation is not provided by the Recreation Department. Please contact MCPS Transportation at 301-840-8130 to change your bus route to New Hampshire Towers and we will meet your children at the bus stop. The After the Bell Program will not operate on days the MCPS is closed. For more information, contact John Webster at 301-891-7289 or

2nd Annual Lifelong Takoma Day Event

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2nd Annual Lifelong Takoma Day Event

October 10
11 AM to 5 PM
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue

"One Community—engaged & inclusive”

City of Takoma Park Residents join us at this annual social connection and wellness event! The event is intergenerational so we’d love to have you bring your family, invite your neighbors and friends.

Visit the Lifelong Takoma page or download the flier or more information on the event and volunteer opportunities!

August Message from the City Manager

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dear Residents,

It’s August, the City Council is on recess for the month and many residents are taking vacations and planning for the beginning of the school year. While it’s a little quieter, I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you what’s going on this summer. Click "Read More" if you are on the front page of the website for the full message!

Project Update: Bridge Work on Carroll Avenue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Project Update from SHA

The project was recently awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure South Construction Company. Work on the project is anticipated to start later this summer. Work over the first few months will be focused on constructing the temporary pedestrian bridge, relocating utility poles, and installing the temporary traffic signals at Maple Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway and at the Maple Avenue hospital entrance. The Carroll Avenue Bridge will remain open during this time. All this preliminary work must be complete before the contractor will be allowed to close bridge. The Contractor is in the process of preparing a construction schedule which will include an anticipated date for closing and starting work on the Carroll Avenue Bridge. We anticipate holding a community meeting in late August and sending out an informational flyer just prior to start construction to provide updated information on the project.


Project Discussion at City Council Meeting 

The City Council has scheduled a discussion of local traffic calming measures for adjacent neighborhood streets for Tuesday September 8 at their Council meeting.

2015 City Election Information for Voters and Candidates

Monday, July 6, 2015

The next City of Takoma Park election for mayor and members of the city council will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Complete election information may be found at material continues to be updated so be sure to check back for new information.

Information for candidates is also available. Anyone considering a run for mayor or council for the City of Takoma Park should review the information. As with voter information, the material will be updated as new information becomes available.

Interested in serving as an election judge or volunteer? Complete the expression of interest.