Recycle and Reuse for the Great Lakeland Parade

A float and other parade decorations for the Great Lakeland Parade will be made using recycled materials. Please help by donating the items to use. As you attend summer events start gathering items including wrapping paper, playing cards, new or used gift (the bigger the better) boxes , and pie plates. Hold on to your items. A drop off location in Lakeland will be set for the week of August 26.


Help Make a Float

Register HERE and come work with LCHP members and College Park Arts Exchange build  float for the Great Lakeland Parade. Work sessions will be held in Lakeland from 7:00 PM to 9:30 on Monday, September 10, Wednesday, September 12  and Thursday, September 13.

For more information email

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Register Here for Parade Day Crafts Workshop Saturday, September 15, 2018

Get ready and be in the Great Lakeland Parade on Saturday. September 15, 2018. Register HERE for a  casual, hands on crafting time from 8 am to 11:30 and be in the parade stepping off at noon. Help will be provided by representatives of the College Park Arts Exchange.  Ages 3 and up are welcome but children under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can bring along your bicycle, wagon to decorate for use in the parade. The place is College Park Community Center. 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, MD 20740. Remember the parade starts at noon.

If you have questions please call Mr. Randall at 301-655-9153


Summer Interviews and Archives Activities

The Heritage Project is working with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and other University of Maryland partners to do interviews and improve our digital archive. Grant funding has been secured for a group of interns to work on the project this summer. We are thrilled to have both Lakeland teens and University of Maryland students on the intern team.

Mural Project Underway

Work starts next week on a mural featuring historic Lakeland images. Artist for the project are teen artists lead by local professionals. Among the mual crew are two young Lakelanders. The project is being undertaken by the College Park City – University Partnership along with Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission, College Park Arts Exchange and the University of Maryland. This artwork will be on the walls of the pedestrian underpass of Baltimore Avenue at Lakeland Road on the pathway.

The area will have artistic lighting. That element of the project is complete. The ribbon cutting will be held soon.