Turtle Park Tidbits

Helpful Info


Turtle Park is still open, so we’re throwing one more party.  Everyone is welcome to our annual ice cream social on Saturday, May 30th, from 6-8 p.m.  We’ll be scooping up ice cream and dancing to the music of DJ Randy. 

Restroom Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9a - 8p
Sat: 10a - 4p.
Sun: Closed

Rec Center Hours:
Mon - Fri: 2:30p - 9p
Sat: 10a - 4p
Sun: Closed

Manager: Enrique Leiva (enrique.leiva@dc.gov)
Phone: (202) 282-2198
(202) 282-0595
DC Department of Parks and Recreation

General info: president@turtlepark.org
Volunteer: volunteer@turtlepark.org
Website technical issues: web@turtlepark.org

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Turtle Park is located in the American University Park neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. Although its official name is Friendship Park, community members affectionately know it as Turtle Park because of the five large statues in the play area.

The park is home to:

  • Large enclosed play area with five play structures, swings, sand box and picnic tables
  • 2 basketball courts
  • 2 tennis courts
  • 4 baseball and softball fields
  • Recreation center (with cooperative pre-school)
  • Spray park