College Park Woods Connector Trail

Project Background/Description

The College Park Woods Connector is a half-mile connector across the University of Maryland land between the neighborhood of College Park Woods and the Paint Branch Trail. This trail project will link a residential community in the City of College Park with the University of Maryland campus and the Anacostia Tributaries Trail System. It will increase bicycle safety by providing a car-free bicycling and walking alternative to busy Metzerott Road and an at-grade crossing of University Boulevard.

The project scope includes easements across public institutions and private property, a boardwalk across wetlands, wayfinding signs, and advanced-practice shared roadway markings.

Status/Project Updates

As of March 2020, the project is in Construction.

A summary of completed and anticipated project milestones is as follows:

  • Contractor Mobilization (Complete)
  • Erosion and sediment control features (Complete)
  • Phase 1 Clearing (Complete) 
  • Phase 1 Construction (Underway)
  • Phase 2 Clearing, prep for soil borings and GeoTech analysis (Complete)
  • Phase 2 Construction (Underway)

Trail Opens: Summer 2020

Actual dates for the completion of the milestones are subject to change. 

The anticipated project completion is early summer 2020. 

Project Contact 

Jordan Exantus, Northern Area Park Planner | 301-952-3571

Robert Patten, Trail Program Manager | 301-699-2522

College Park Connector Trail Vicinity Map

College Park Connector Trail Vicinity Map