Greenbelt is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland.


Contained within today's City of Greenbelt is the historic planned community now known locally as "Old Greenbelt" and designated as the Greenbelt Historic District. The historic district was built during the New Deal era in 1937 and much of the original housing is now owned collectively as a cooperative. The architecture is in the Art Deco style. Greenbelt's residents take the city's history of cooperation and volunteerism seriously; as a result they organize a variety of festivals, events, performing and visual arts.

Currently the City includes three areas: Old Greenbelt is the historic area between Greenbelt Road, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Kenilworth Avenue and the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Greenbelt West includes the Beltway Plaza strip mall and the Franklin Park rental housing complex. Greenbelt East is a collection of 1990s developments and the Greenway Center. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is within the City limits.

Get in

By plane

Ground transportation is available via The Airport Shuttle.

By train

Metro rail trains run to the Greenbelt Station on the Green Line. MTA's MARC commuter trains between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. stop in Greenbelt on the Camden line. MARC Camden line trains also stop at BWI Airport.

By bus

Metrobus service to Greenbelt is available. University of Maryland shuttle buses serve Greenbelt.

The Bolt Bus offers service from New York City to the Greenbelt Metro Station.

By car

Take exit 23 from the Washington Beltway (95/495) onto Kenilworth Avenue. Go briefly south and turn onto 193 or briefly north and turn right onto Crescent Road.

By bike

The American Discovery Trail goes through Greenbelt Park, past Buddy Attick Park and north into the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.

The East Coast Greenway Trail goes through Greenbelt.

Get around

Route 193 runs the long way through Greenbelt, connecting the 3 main sections of the city. To get to Roosevelt Center in Old Greenbelt from 193, head north on Southway to its end and park in the large parking lot.

Metrobus connects the Greenbelt Metro Station, the Beltway Plaza, Crescent Road in Old Greenbelt (Roosevelt Center), the Greenway Center, Cipriano Square, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and on to the New Carrollton Metro Station.

Old Greenbelt is very walkable with a network of walking paths separate from the roads.





Performing Arts

Visual Arts

There are displays of art by local artists at the New Deal Cafe, in the lobby of the Greenbelt Arts Center, in the Community Center and in the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center.

The City's Recreation Department has an Artist in Residence program at the Community Center. There is a studio open house on the first Sunday of each month.



Shop at the Festivals: Hand-made art and crafts at the Festival of Lights, the Green Man Festival and the Harvest Festival. Used books at the Labor Day Festival.





The Greenbelt News Review is a free on-line weekly newspaper that includes listings of events and activities.

Greenbelt Live is a blog with a weekly list of what's happening in town.

Go next

Routes through Greenbelt

Baltimore College Park  N  S  New Carrollton Alexandria
Silver Spring College Park  W  S  New Carrollton Alexandria
Baltimore Laurel  N  S  Becomes Washington, D.C.
END  N  S  College Park East End, Washington
Washington, D.C. College Park  SW  NE  Beltsville Baltimore

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