COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The City of College Park and University of Maryland have announced that they will not host their annual Independence Day Celebration this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
City offices and the University of Maryland will be closed in recognition of Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021. City refuse and recycling collection will slide forward one day.
All personal use of fireworks are illegal in Prince George’s County and the City of College Park. Residents who wish to report fireworks should immediately call 9-1-1 (at the time fireworks are being used) with specific information, including location/address. Residents may hear fireworks being used throughout the area over the July 4th weekend. Fireworks use is a crime, but Police can only enforce this law when they arrive at the location where and when they are being used. Use of personal fireworks is dangerous, especially around children.