Friends of Forest Hills Park

Friends of Forest Hills Playground and Van Ness Main Street are #StrongerTogether!

We’re excited to announce that Friends of Forest Hills Playground has joined the Van Ness Main Street family! Friends of Forest Hills Playground merged with Van Ness Main Street in March 2022 to strengthen and continue its mission of creating collaborative community events, bringing together family and friends of all ages, and caring for the […]

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History of Forest Hills Park

Forest Hills Park and Playground exist today because of the efforts of neighborhood parents and grandparents going all the way back to the 1930s. According to Ann Kessler’s history of Forest Hills Playground (Forest Hills Connection, July 2014), the city set aside the land at 32nd and Chesapeake Streets in 1942. That was largely thanks […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to host my child’s birthday party at the park. Do I need a permit? According to the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, a “permit is required for any organized activity, program or event on DPR property involving more than ten (10) people.” Apply at A DPR permit will not reserve any […]

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