Dinosaur Park (Prince George's County, Maryland)

Dinosaur Park (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Dinosaur Park
Location 13200 block of Mid-Atlantic Boulevard, near Laurel, Maryland and Muirkirk, Maryland
Coordinates 39°04′15″N 76°52′07″W / 39.0708°N 76.8687°W / 39.0708; -76.8687Coordinates: 39°04′15″N 76°52′07″W / 39.0708°N 76.8687°W / 39.0708; -76.8687
Area 41 acres
Created 2009-10-26
Operated by Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation
Open Fenced area is open first and third Saturdays of each month.
Status Garden area is open year round.
Website http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Nature/Dinosaur_Park.htm

Dinosaur Park is a park located in the 13200 block of Mid-Atlantic Boulevard, near Laurel and Muirkirk, Maryland, and operated by the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation. The park features a fenced area where paleontologists and volunteers periodically dig for fossils dating to the early Cretaceous. The park also has an interpretive garden with plants and information signs.[1] The park is in the approximate location of discoveries of Astrodon teeth and bones as early as the 19th century.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Dinosaur Park". Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation. http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Nature/Dinosaur_Park.htm. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  2. ^ Bibbins, Arthur (October 1895). "Notes on the Paleontology of the Potomac Formation". In Clark, William Bullock. Johns Hopkins University Circulars. XV. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University. pp. 18–19. http://books.google.com/books?id=TFnnAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA19&dq=astrodon+johnstoni+muirkirk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=astrodon%20johnstoni%20muirkirk&f=false. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 

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