Walking to – from the College Park Metro station: Please note that a paved trail can be accessed from both the River Road sidewalk (when nearing the NOAA Building) and from the M-Square Research Park driveway cul-de-sac on University Research Park Court. (See Map below). Alternatively, take the East exit at the College Park Metro station and walk South along River Road. Once you approach the cul-de-sac, turn left to enter the Park. Building 5825 is the first building on the right-hand side.
Via Public Transit: The closest public transit stations to ESSIC are the College Park-UMD Metro located on the Green and Yellow lines, and the College Park MARC Commuter Rail station. ESSIC is also served by the UMCP Department of Transportation Shuttle-Bus “River Road 109” from the College Park Metro Station, as well as by Shuttle-Bus “Discovery District 123” from the Regents Drive Garage on the main campus.
Driving to: There is ample free-parking at the building lot for ESSIC visitors.
From the District of Columbia
Take US-50 East (New York Avenue). Use the ramp to merge onto Baltimore-Washington Parkway toward Baltimore. Exit for MD-410 West towards Hyattsville/New Carrollton. Turn left onto MD-410 West (Riverdale Road). Turn right onto MD-201 (Kenilworth Avenue). Turn left onto River Road. Take the first exit in the roundabout onto University Research Court.
Travel on I-95 South. Take the I-95 South/I-495 South/Washington South/Richmond South exit on the left onto I-495 North (Capital Beltway). Take Exit 23 onto MD-201 (Kenilworth Avenue). Turn right onto River Road. Take the first exit in the roundabout onto University Research Court.
To the team offices: Once you enter the lobby of the building, the elevators are on the right-hand side. Take the elevator to the fourth floor. Turn left after exiting the elevator. Once you leave the elevator lobby, turn left again and go down the hallway with light yellow walls. You will pass a kitchenette on the left. Dr. Kenney’s, Dr. Gerst’s offices will be on the right-hand side.
The Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center is located at the University of Maryland’s Discovery District, residing approximately two miles east of the main University of Maryland College Park campus.