The City of Mount Rainier, population 8,498, is located 4 miles from downtown Washington D.C. and is the historic Route 1 gateway community from Prince George’s County to D.C. at the District’s northeastern boundary.

Mount Rainier is primarily a residential community, with a vibrant pedestrian friendly business district and home of the Gateway Arts District

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City News

  • 09.11.2015 Safety Alert!

    SAFETY ALERT Over the past three weeks, there have been 3 attempted sexual assaults near the hiker/biker trail along the Anacostia tributary. One incident occurred today (9/10/2015) near Magruder Park and the other two happened near the West Hyattsville Metro. While we cannot co... More info »

  • 09.10.2015 Operation: Clean, Green and Recycle is launched!

    We are so happy to have our new Sustainability Coordinator with us!  Jessica Love comes from Pennsylvania with a background from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a degree in Environmental Studies.  Jessica will be  with us for an entire year as part of the Chesapeake... More info »

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Alerts / Updates

  • 09.29.2015 Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Joaquin

    Tropical Storm Joaquin It is likely this storm will affect coastal areas and is currently projected to impact the Delmarva Peninsula this coming weekend. Current projections have it off the Virginia Capes by 2 AM on Sunday.  The City of Mount Rainier encourages  residents to monitor this storm f... More info »

  • 09.24.2015 Mount Rainier Police Phones are now working!

    The City of Mount Rainier Police telephone numbers are now working!  Thank you for your patience during this time period.

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