Events at Forest Hills Park: Flower planting, coffee & mini cleanup, fall festival

We hope you’ll join your neighbors and Friends of Forest Hills Playground at the following events:

Saturday, October 5, 9 to 11am (new date): Plant new native plants and flowers at the newly-weeded rain garden next to the Forest Hills Park amphitheater (near the Brandywine Street entrance). This a community project led by DPR and two Girl Scouts. Students can earn community service credit from Friends of Forest Hills Playground. Sign up at

Sunday, October 6, 10-11am: Coffee & Mini Cleanup. No rakes and brooms for this one. We’ll spend a few minutes picking up trash that has accumulated around the park and enjoy coffee and treats courtesy of the new Friends of Forest Hills Playground board members. Meet them, learn about their plans, and learn how to help.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 10am to noon: The annual Halloween Spooktacular/Fall Festival (rain date Nov. 10) – and a final hurrah for the little ones’ (and big ones’) costumes. Planning is under way. We’ll need items for the bake sale and people to sell them, plus some help with setup and cleanup. Students can earn community service hours. Can you help? Contact us at

Forest Hills Park is east of Connecticut Avenue between Brandywine and Chesapeake Streets.

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