News & Announcements From Takoma Park

2014 Fall Leaf Collection

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Loose leaf collection will be provided by the City from November 17, 2014 through December 19, 2014. Residents can rake leaves to the curb at their convenience during the 5 week period. Most streets do not have an assigned collection day. The goal of the program is to collect leaf piles within 2 weeks of their appearance at the curb.  Leaf collection is dependent on the weather and rain or freezing conditions can slow collection.

There are five streets that receive collection days on scheduled days only. These streets are state highways and have a heavy volume of traffic. State highway leaf collection routes:

Leaf collection on Saturday, November 22, 2014 & Monday, December 15, 2014:

  • Carroll Avenue, (7000 to 7800 block)
  • Ethan Allen Avenue
  • Philadelphia Avenue

Leaf collection on Monday, November 24, 2014 & Saturday, December 13, 2014:

  • Piney Branch Road,
  • Flower Avenue (7900 to 8600 block)

There will be no collection on the Thanksgiving holiday which is observed on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28. No other streets will receive collection on the dates when the posted streets are collected (November 22 and 24 and December 13 and 15).

During the collection in November, the crews will concentrate on picking up large piles of leaves. In December, when the crews are making the last collection on each street, they will thoroughly collect all remaining loose leaves from the gutter and grassy strip along the curb.

The Public Works Department welcomes your comments and suggestions about the service we are providing. Please contact Public Works by phone: (301) 891-7633. You can also call the leaf collection hotline at (301) 891-7626 to notify us when your leaves have been raked out. Our goal is to collect leaf piles reported on the hotline within 10 days of the call.

For more info visit the Fall Leaf Collection Program page.

The October Newsletter is Here!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Learn about all the buzz around development at Takoma Junction, the latest in the Washington Adventist Hospital move, details on this month's book sale at the library, plus plenty of arts events and a great little feature on our international neighbors in the newsletter this month!

Download it here (PDF) or read it on-line (and get back issues!) on the Newsletter page!

Takoma Junction Update

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The four finalists made public presentations (see video) on Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. to a packed house in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium. Submit your questions via a webform through Friday, September 26 at 12:00 (Noon) for inclusion in the packet for the City Council meeting on Monday, September 29. The September 29 Council Meeting will focus exclusively on the proposals and the meeting agenda will be available in advance. There will be additional opportunities for Council and public discussion of the proposals in the coming months. Links:

Junction Parking Pay Station

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The City of Takoma Park's Junction pay station at the Junction has become operational as of Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Parking at the Junction costs $0.25 per 15 minutes with a 4 hour maximum between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. Sundays and federal holidays are free. Overnight parking is not allowed.

The City-owned lot is located between the TPSS Co-op at 201 Ethan Allen Avenue and the Takoma Auto Clinic at 7221 Carroll Avenue. Parking spaces at the back of the lot by the fence are managed by the TPSS Co-op for the use of Co-op staff and customers.

Takoma Park Quarter Finalist for Georgetown University Energy Prize!

Friday, August 8, 2014

$5M News!

The City of Takoma Park is a quarter-finalist for the Georgetown University Energy Prize. The City is among a very select group of only 52 small to medium sized cities and counties from across the country that have advanced to the quarterfinalist round of the competition. Arlington Virginia is the closest competing jurisdiction.

You can read more about the competition at There is also a press release from Georgetown University available.