LCHP Meetings Schedule Set

  •  Annual Membership Meeting –  Saturday, January 22, 2011 2 to 5 PM at College Park Community Center

Members and friends of LCHP are invited to attend. This will be your opportunity to review our work from the last year and plan for our future. At this meeting action will be taken on the proposed changes to our By Laws as well as our Vision, Goals  and Strategies for the next 5 years. We need your help to complete set LCHP plans and your work to make it a reality. A draft plan will be posted in the coming weeks for your review and comment. Please put the date and time, Saturday, January 22, 2011 2 to 5 PM on your calendar now and plan to be a part in it all.

  • Quarterly LCHP Board Meeting – Saturday, April 16, 2011 2 to 5 PM
  •  Quarterly LCHP Board Meeting – Saturday, June 16, 2011 2 to 5 PM
  • Quarterly LCHP Board Meeting – Saturday, October 15, 2011 2 to 5 PM
  • Annual Membership Meeting – Saturday, January 21, 2012 2 to 5 PM

All meetings will take place at the College Park Community Center,  5051 Pierce Street , College Park, MD

LCHP Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of Lakeland Community Heritage Project will hold their next regular meeting on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6 PM in the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD.

College Park Day

The first College Park Day will be held next Saturday, October 9 from 1 PM until 5 PM at the College Park Community Center. The event will showcase all the diversity and excitement the city has to offer. LCHP will be there to debut our new exhibit financed by a generous Special Appropriations Grant, Prince Georges County Council, Thomas E. Dernoga, Council Member 1st District. Drop by the booth to take a look and sign up for our drawing. You could win a Lakeland tee-shirt or a copy of Lakeland: African Americans in College Park.  For more on the event check out the College Park Day website,

Thank you

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We extend our sincere thanks to all those who made Lakeland Heritage Weekend a success. Our special thanks go out to  

  • First Baptist Church of College Park
  • Joseline Pena-Melnk
  • Rita’s College Park 
  • City of College Park
  • Embry AME Church
  • Washington Brazilian Seventh Day Advintist Church
  • Salvation Victory and Praise Community Church
  • New Generation Gospel Ministry
  • 21ST Legislative Team
  • Peggy Higgins
  • Eric Olson
  • Fred Frederick, Laurel
  •  College Park Volunteer Fire Station
  • Mr. BBQ
  • Party City Greenbelt
  • Prince Georges County Police
  • Park Police
  • Earl Hawkins
  • Lora Couchman
  • College Park Honda
  • American Legion Post 217,College Park, Color Guard
  • American Legion Post 275 Glenarden, American Legion Riders and Color Guard
  • Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, College Park Community Center
  • Prince George’s County Schools
  • Honest Tea

Heritage Weekend Events

Lakeland Heritage Weekend
Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18
College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

  • Parade through Lakeland at 12:00 PM with a viewing stand at Lakeland Park
    • All are welcome to come and cheer. Those interested in being in the parade should contact Pamela Randall Boardley at (301) 474-3855
  • Picnic following the parade
    • Picnic grounds will be  available from College Park Community Center to Lakeland Park. Bring your lunch and enjoy the afternoon with music and games provided for the whole family. Rita’s of College Park will visit with free Italian ices!
    • For more information please contact Jean Gray Matthews at (301) 773-0413
  • Trolley tour at 1:00 PM (by ticket only)
  • Heritage Theater opens at 1:00 PM
  • Jazz music by the Kash Wright Trio 2:00 PM
  • Trolley trip to Lake Artemesia 2:00 PM
  • Event ends for the day 6:00 PM

Sunday, September 19

  • Worship Service  11:00 AM on the grounds of First Baptist Church of College Park at 5018 Lakeland Road, College Park. We will be the guests of the congregation
    • Light refreshments will be served following the service

Lakeland’s Greatest Generation

This year’s Heritage will not only be a celebration of Lakeland’s 120th year but also an event to honor “Lakeland’s Greatest Generation”, the people who fought World War II overseas and on the home front. These people fought America’s enemies only to return home to fight for their own Civil Rights.  These were the ones who worked to insure that their children and Grandchildren were educated and ready for a time when greater opportunities would be theirs. They struggled to give equal rights to all Americans regardless of color. Meet some of these elders and help us honor them for the contributions they made.