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

  • 02.08.2016 WSSC continues to replace old water pipe infrastructure

    The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)is working on a five year plan to replace the old water pipe infrastructure.  The current work is primarily on 34th Street and will be moving shortly towards other areas in the City for the next five years.  Next the WSSC will be performing sew... More info »

  • 02.08.2016 Weather Advisory Bulletin

    According to the Offices of Emergency Management for Prince George's County, we are expecting rain this evening and then transition to snow overnight and into the morning.  Unlike the Snowzilla that we experienced a few short weeks ago the current forecast models show up to 3-4 inches in this area.... More info »

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Alerts / Updates

  • 01.20.2016 Snow Emergency Plan

    WEATHER ADVISORY It’s that time of year when residents should be attuned to weather alerts and when listening to be advised of the buzzwords and what they really mean:Freezing rain – rain that freezes when it hits the ground, creating a coating of ice on roads and walkways.Hail – rain that tur... More info »

  • 11.25.2015 Thanksgiving Holiday – Recycle Pick-up on Monday

    The City of Mount Rainier wants to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Our offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Holiday.  The Department of Public Works will resume pick up for Recycling on Monday. 

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