8601 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 474-2800
Fax: (301) 474-0714
The Maryland Terrapins touch base here at the foothills of the University campus. The stadium was named after Dr. H.C. Byrd, a multi-sport athlete, football coach, and university president. Since 1950, these Maryland sports grounds have undergone multiple renovations, largely to accommodate more spectators.
Shipley Field is a fantastic baseball park located at the University Of Maryland in College Park. Right in the heart of the campus, this magnificent ballpark has a capacity of around 2500 and the pitch has a fabulous surface. The atmosphere at the stadium can get electric when cheering fans peg their favorite college teams on. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, night games can be played here as well with the installment of flood lights at the ground.
Ludwig Field in University of Maryland is home to the Terrapin men's and women's soccer teams. The state of the art facility has been attracting more and more fans as soccer's popularity increases. The field is a venue for important events like graduations, commencement addresses, etc. and is surrounded by the Kehoe Track and athletic facilities.
This museum is housed at the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Its fun, interactive exhibits will captivate visitors of all ages. The gallery itself is a one-eighth scale replica of the Wright brothers' hangar, where they built their first military airplane. It was here, in 1909, that Wilbur Wright trained military officers to fly. The museum's many artifacts include the Wright brothers' 1911 Wright B, a 1918 'Jenny' airplane that was once used for airmail, and a 1932 Monocoupe aircraft.
Located to the north of the University of Maryland and spread over 150 acres of greenery, the University of Maryland Golf Course is often frequented by amateurs, university students, teachers, working professionals and the locals of the city of College Park. Open 365 days a year, this course offers top notch amenities like a clubhouse, banquet rooms for conferences, chipping & putting areas to practice in and training courses for learners. Check the website for more details on prices, timings, directions.
Spanning 1176 acres (476 hectares), Greenbelt Park offers a refreshing escape from the urban grind. From hiking and bicycling to horse-riding, there's lots to do for outdoor enthusiasts within the park's sylvan landscapes. Excellent camping facilities throughout the park make it an excellent place for spending the entire day in the company of nature. There's picnic areas as well. Check website for more.
Early morning is the time to catch the blooming water-bound plants of this park. Run by the National Park Service, the 12-acre marshland park is often overlooked by visitors who head for better-known Washington sites. As a result, the park is an uncrowded getaway. Nature-lovers and children especially will enjoy more than 100,000 flowering plants and fauna sightings.
Best known for its vast collection of azaleas, (Washington's favorite porch-flower), this 444-acre (180-hectare) garden park has much else to offer. Fountains, pools and open space separate a series of focused gardens at United States National Arboretum. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is a fascinating exhibit of tiny trees. Other notable sections are the aquatic garden (filled with lotuses of many varieties) and the National Herb Garden.
Freed slaves first settled this area once known as Uniontown, just after the Civil War. Today, this 1,200-acre setting, including Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, is enjoyed by children and adults alike. The park offers a range of activities including tennis, basketball, roller-skating, an indoor pool and an ice skating rink. In addition, there is a recreation center, hiking trails and fishing and boating. Golf lovers will enjoy Langston Golf Course, an 18-hole course with a driving range.
The spectacular Greene Stadium is located within Howard University in Washington. This facility is quite well maintained and when filled to capacity, it has an electric ambiance with fans cheering on the sides. Various sports from American rules Football to Lacrosse and Soccer are played at the Greene Stadium. The stadium has powerful flood lights as well, which ensures the sporting event continues undisturbed even after daylight.
The prominent 19th-century architect John Russell Pope, responsible for many notable homes and memorials in Washington, also designed Woodend, the Georgian mansion that currently houses the Audubon Society. Visitors may tour the home, visit its extensive exhibit of North American birds and browse its well-stocked bookstore. Outside, explore the 40 acres of wooded grounds, including a pond, meadows and a well-marked nature trail. Call to get information on the special events and activities sponsored here. Environmental education programs are available for all ages.
Whether you are a novice or a pro, the SPE Scuba Dive School is the place for anyone seeking underwater pleasures. For many years, this establishment has been providing SCUBA instruction to Washingtonians. Busy folks will find a flexible course schedule designed so students can start and stop lessons without missing a stroke. Lessons are held in heated pools at facilities in metropolitan Washington. These locations offer free parking or Metro accessibility. Fees vary. Caribbean dive trips are offered each month.