Directions & Transportation to the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

The Air Resources Laboratory Headquarters is located at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. NCWCP is a part of the the University of Maryland’s Research and Technology Park. Other NOAA groups at the NCWCP include the National Weather Service’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service’s Center for Satellite Applications and Research and Satellite Products and Services Division.

Address:
5830 University Research Court
College Park, Maryland  20740

Driving Directions

Please enter through the security gate using the right-most lane closest to the guard house.

Be prepared to show a form of identification.

Proceed to undercover parking garage (see map). Parking is free.

Use the visitor entrance in the front of the building and show identification at security.

Mass Transportation

The College Park Metro Station (Green Line) is located approximately 1 mile from the NCWCP.
There are three ways to get from the metro station to NCWCP:

  • A shuttle bus service is provided to the NCWCP. The stop is listed on the schedule as M-Square, Stop 4.
    Please check the 109 River Road schedulethis link opens in a new window for times.
  • Walking using the sidewalks:
    Exit the station toward River Road.
    Cross River Road at the bricked pedestrian walk and turn right.
    Follow River Road for approximately 3/4 of a mile.
    Turn left onto University Research Court.
    Proceed to the end of the street. NCWCP is on the left.
  • Walking using a paved shortcut (see map):
    Exit the station toward River Road.
    Cross River Road at the bricked pedestrian walk and turn right.
    Follow River Road until you come to a paved path on the left.
    Take the path to the NCWCP building.

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