College Park Woods Connector Trail

The College Park Woods Connector is a half-mile connector across 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.

Status (Updated July 2019)

Budget: ~$2.0 million for design and construction
Funding Sources: M-NCPPC, State
Project Activities: Easements across public institutions and private property, a boardwalk across wetlands, wayfinding signs and advanced-practice shared roadway markings.

Under Construction as of March 2019

Target completion dates:
September 2019 - Phase 1, west of Greenmead Drive
April 2020 - Phase 2 East of Greenmead Drive

Project Milestones

  • Contractor Mobilization (Complete)
  • Erosion and sediment control features (Complete)
  • Phase 1 Clearing (underway) 
  • Phase 1 Construction
  • Phase 2 Clearing, prep for soil borings and GeoTech analysis (underway). Change order required due to unusually high water in the wetland area.
  • Phase 2 Construction

Trail Opens: Spring 2020

 Contact: Robert Patten, Trail Program Manager 

College Park Connector Trail Vicinity Map

College Park Connector Trail Vicinity Map
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