Directions and Parking

The Gateway Arts and Entertainment (A&E) District is located along Baltimore Ave/US Route 1. The Arts District runs along Rhode Island Avenue (beginning at Eastern Avenue), then once it turns into Baltimore Avenue, it ends at Oglethorpe Street on the east side and is tailored along Baltimore Avenue to Madison on the west side.

Need a visual? View our interactive Google Map.

The Gateway A&E District crosses the four towns of Brentwood, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, North Brentwood. Each town governs its own public parking lots (listed below). Additionally, various businesses within each town govern their own parking lots. While there are no free public parking lots for general use, there are many convenient metered lots, spaces and private business lots. Last updated Fall 2017:

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  1. Public Municipal Lots
  2. Public Transit Directions
Walk Scores:
  1. Hyattsville: 84 — Very Walkable
  2. North Brentwood: 59 — Somewhat Walkable
  3. Brentwood: 76 — Very Walkable
  4. Mount Rainier: 82 — Very Walkable


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Wayfinding sign at the "Arts District Hyattsville" townhomes


Public Municipal Parking Options

View our interactive Google Map.

Facility Municipality Quantity Online Pay to Park? Permit Offered? Pay Tickets?

Hyattsville Downtown Lots 1-6


5 lots + 210 individual spaces + Multiple bike racks

See Downtown Parking Map

PassportParking for each space.

Hourly, Mon-Sat 8a-8p

Yes, Permit Parking for Public Pay Lots


Revenue Authority Justice Center Underground Parking Garage

Prince George’s County (in Hyattsville)

210 Spaces Available


No, garage is open 247. There is a $6 all-day rate.


Mount Rainier Downtown Lot

Mount Rainier 

 1 designated Lot opposite City Hall + Multiple bike racks downtown





 North Brentwood



For designated on-street spaces, a permit can be obtained annually for designated areas from the town clerk for a fee.


None Brentwood   No    


Directions via public transit (Metro)

The A&E District is located near and on the following bus routes. We recommend commuters use to choose your destination and route.

Nearby WMATA Metro Stations include:

Our recommended routes: 

  • From the South: Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Station (Red Line): Take the 83 that runs directly through the Gateway A&E District and is your best route through the district. Alongside the 83, the T18 and 86 turn at 38th Avenue in Brentwood, and stops just one corner from the Gateway Arts Center.
  • From the North: College Park-U of MD Station (Green Line): Take the 83, 86, or The Bus Route 17/Route1Ride, Southbound towards Route Island Ave-Brentwood. The 83 runs directly through the Gateway A&E District to Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood. The Bus 17 runs directly through the Gateway Arts District to Mount Rainier Circle.
  • From the Northwest: The Prince George's Station (Green Line): Take the 86 Southbound towards Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood. The 86 runs parallel then meets Rhode Island Ave. Prince George's Station is a little over a mile's walking distance away. Additional routes include the F1, F4, F6, and F8.
  • From the Southwest: West Hyattsville Station (Green Line): Take the F8 Eastbound towards Cheverly Station or The Bus 13 Southbound. The F8 turns right onto Rhode Island Avenue at Jefferson St. The Bus 13 runs both directions, running through Rhode Island Avenue. West Hyattsville Station is about a mile and a half's walking distance. Additional routes include F1 and F2.
  • From the West: Riverdale Park MARC Station: The A&E District is less than a one mile walking distance of the Riverdale MARC station (Camden Line). Head west on Queenbury Road, then turn left onto Baltimore Avenue.

Directions from Washington, DC

The Gateway Arts & Entertainment District in Prince George's County is located northeast of Washington DC, touching the DC line. Head up Rhode Island Avenue and continue past Eastern Avenue. In two miles (6 minutes), you will cross the Eastern Avenue line into the Arts District. Begin your travels in Mount Rainier and continue south.

Need some markers? You'll pass a 7-Eleven on your right a block before you enter the Arts District, and the Arts District begins right at the corner of Newton Square Apartments and the neighborhood of Woodridge, DC. The Arts and Entertainment District continues along Route 1 until you reach Oglethorpe St and Madison St in Hyattsville. We recommend entering into your GPS: 1 Municipal Pl, Mt Rainier, MD 20712 or 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781.


Directions from Baltimore, MD

The Gateway Arts and Entertainment (A&E) District is located south of College Park, MD along Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue), starting in Hyattsville, MD. The A&E District continues along Route 1 until you reach Eastern Ave in Mount Rainier. We recommend entering into your GPS: 1 Municipal Pl, Mt Rainier, MD 20712 or 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781.


Take Exit 11A towards Washington, DC onto I-95. When I-95 reaches I-495, stay right at the fork towards Silver Spring and stay in the left lane, then take the first exit on your left (it’s quick) after the fork towards Route 1. There, you’ll take the first exit on your right before the weigh station, and stay in your lane. Take Exit 27 towards College Park, MD and stay on Route 1. Continue past the University of Maryland -College Park, and past East-West Highway.

The Gateway Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District begins at Olgethorpe St. on the right and Madison St on the left.

Need some markers? On your route, look for the Wells Fargo Building at East-West Highway (on your left) and stay straight  on Baltimore Avenue until you reach Shagga Coffee, the Oglethorpe Towers and the DeMatha Catholic High School (on your right).