The City of Takoma Park is a municipality of approximately 18,000 residents in Montgomery County, Maryland. Takoma Park is bordered by Washington, D.C. on the south, the unincorporated communities of Silver Spring and Long Branch in Montgomery County on the west and north, and the unincorporated communities of Langley Park and Chillum in Prince George’s County on the north and east. Takoma Park is densely populated but feels comfortable due to its hills and large trees. Takoma Park is known as “Azalea City” because of the many flowering azalea bushes that brighten the area in the spring. Stream valley parks along Sligo Creek and Long Branch Creek cross the city and, along with other city parks, provide bike trails and play areas for the community. The Takoma Park Recreation Center at 7315 New Hampshire Avenue, is a short walk from Takoma Park communities adjacent to New Hampshire Avenue. The Center offers a gymnasium, weight room and two meeting rooms/studio spaces. Sports, arts, fitness, dance, crafts, self-improvement, games, hobbies, martial arts, and do-it-yourself instruction are among the activities offered. The center also hosts clubs, camps, special events, workshops and drop-in programs at various times throughout the year.
Prince George’s County Resources
The other half of Takoma/Langley lies in District 2 of Prince George’s County. The County provides public education, libraries, recreation programs, health and family services, and more. Learn more about Prince George’s County on their website.
Takoma/Langley Transit Center
The new Takoma/Langley Crossroads Transit Center opened in 2016 to serve Takoma/Langley and its large number of transit users. With covered waiting areas, restrooms, and a transit fare office, bus riders can access RideOn, The Bus, Metrobus, and the UMD Shuttlebus at the Center. Click on RideOn, The Bus, and Metrobus for a service schedule.
In 2022, the 16-mile Purple Line is expected to open providing light rail service for Takoma/Langley and connecting it to 20 other stations between Bethesda and New Carrollton, including Metrorail’s Red, Green and Orange Lines, and MARC stations. The Purple Line will provide faster east-west transportation in heavily congested corridors clogged with cars, and linkage to major employment centers, and the University of Maryland College Park. The Purple Line will operate in dedicated or exclusive lanes, allowing for fast, reliable transit operations.