Turtle Park Tidbits

Helpful Info

See the main page for updates on the Park Renovation:  Construction is set to begin Monday, November 30!

Phone: (202) 282-2198

Fax: (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.


Below is the November 2015 community update for the Friendship “Turtle Park”  Modernization Project:
*   On Monday, November 30, 2015 the construction team will begin mobilizing on site, which includes installing a construction fence around the construction zone.
 *   Hazmat Abatement work and relocation of the sewer line will commence and
 *   Building Demolition will start once a Raze Permit is received. We anticipate receiving the raze permit by the end of this month (November 2015) .
Once the construction fence is installed the playground, basketball and tennis courts will be off-line.  We, DGS, are working with DPR to post signage next week at the site advising residents that the playground, tennis and basketball courts will be off-line beginning November 30 until the completion of the project.  We will also provide a list of open playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts in the community that residents can use during the Friendship construction period.

Click here for the site logistics plan with details of the location of the construction zone and where the fence will be installed: