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Welcome to the City of Takoma Park!

Hello and welcome! Takoma Park is a municipality of about 17,000 residents located completely within Montgomery County, Maryland. Takoma Park is an integral part of the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland & Virginia) region and shares borders with Washington D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland.

Takoma Park has a distinctively small town feel thanks to its expansive urban forest and rolling hills. Residents of Takoma Park enjoy some of the best amenities offered by any municipality in the region – regardless of size.

Big City Perks & Small Town Quirks

Takoma Park offers many innovative environmental, social and recreational opportunities for those who call Takoma Park home. We encourage residents to explore this website, check out the City Guide, the Takoma Park Newsletter or come to a City Council meeting to learn and participate in the community!

The City Council and employees of the City of Takoma Park strive to be helpful and accessible to residents from all walks of life. Please let us know by phone, email, or use the My TkPk app if you need assistance.

Green & Groovy

The City of Takoma Park has a long and established track record of being a national innovator and leader in environmentally responsible governance. Part of this leadership is making it easy (and fun!) for residents to contribute the well being of Takoma Park's environment.

Make sure to check out the Sustainability section of this website for more information on what resources Takoma Park offers residents.

Quick Links for Residents

Below are some quick links for events and services of interest to residents of Takoma Park.

Arts & Humanities

The arts and humanities are an important aspect of Takoma Park’s identity and a source of great community pride. Hardly a day goes by without an opportunity to “celebrate the creative spirit of our community.”

Official City Meetings

All meetings of the City Council and all Council-appointed boards, commissions and committee meetings are open to the public unless noted otherwise. Scheduled meetings are posted on this calendar, in the Takoma Park Newsletter, and on the City Council rolling agenda.

Recreation

The City of Takoma Park’s Recreation Department provides recreational opportunities for all ages including classes & childcare programs. One of the best ways to find out about all great programs the Recreation Department is offering is to check out the City Guide!

Public Works Services

The Public Works Department provides solid waste collection and recycling services to single-family residential properties in the City and in the various business districts. Curbside services also include Takoma Park’s innovative and sustainability driven curbside Food Waste Collection program.

Parking & Emergency Info

The City of Takoma Park has street, metered and off-street metered parking. Residential areas may have parking restrictions.

The City of Takoma Park uses Takoma Park Alert to send critical public safety information to its subscribers. Takoma Park Alert allows subscribers to receive emergency information via email, text message, phone call or via a custom app.

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City Council & Mayor Blog

Check out the City Council & Mayor Blog for news and updates from Takoma Park's Councilmembers.

The City Council and Mayor provide regular updates to help keep residents in the loop on what is new with Takoma Park!

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