Friends of Forest Hills Park

Fall Coffee & Cleanup on Saturday, Dec. 7th!

Forest Hills Park and Playground could use some sprucing up. And everything we do will not only beautify the park… It’ll protect Rock Creek. The cleanup on Saturday, December 7th from 10-11:30am will be joined by our partners at the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Erich Cabe Team. We’ll be cleaning up […]

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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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Get Involved

Friends of Forest Hills Playground organizes park cleanups, summer concerts and the famous Forest Hills Halloween Spooktacular. Write us at foresthillsplayground@gmail.com and ask us how to help, or fill out our Volunteer Interest Form. A little time makes a big difference!

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Forest Hills Park Rain Gardens

During the 2014 renovation, DPR installed two rain gardens in the park. One is located along Brandywine Street directly to the south of the tennis courts (Rain Garden #1). The other is east of the tennis courts next to the amphitheater (Rain Garden #2). Rain Garden #2 underwent a rehabilitation in 2019 and will continue […]

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