In 2019 the Hyattsville City Council began the process of removing offensive and segregationist language from the original deed for Hyattsville’s Magruder Park. The park will be officially renamed in 2021 to reflect its current use as a welcome gathering place for all.
Thank you for your input!
The City Council is looking for a new name for the park that is inviting, inclusive, and unifying. Input was solicited from the community through an online survey, mail-in postcards, a phone line, and a suggestion box in Magruder Park. The City received over 800 suggestions by the November 15, 2020 deadline!
All submissions are being reviewed by the City’s Race and Equity Task Force and Health, Wellness, and Recreation Advisory Committee. The top name options will be presented to City Council for consideration in early 2021.