Georgetown, Washington D.C.

R Street between 30th and 31st Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20007

info@montroseparkdc.org

Friends of Montrose Park is an official partner of the National Park Service, supporting Rock Creek Park through its SOLVE (Sustaining Our Lands with Volunteer Energy) stewardship program.

WE PLANTED NEARLY FIFTY TREES with CASEY TREES, the EMBASSY OF FINLAND, and the EUROPEAN UNION

In honor of Finland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Embassy of Finland invited all 28 EU member states to help plant trees at Montrose Park.  

OUR TULIP POPLAR WAS FEATURED ON DCist.com!

Read this DCist piece Where to Find the Most Unusual Trees in DC by Sam Nelson and scroll down to find our champion Liriodendron tulipifera.

VANDALISM IN MONTROSE PARK

On the morning of Friday, June 26, the armillary sphere at the Entrance Ellipse was found vandalized.  A large branch had been used to twist the sphere off its base, causing damage to the sphere.  The Conservation Lab of the National Park Service is currently assessing the damage and we are looking forward to a report on the possibility of restoration.  Stay tuned.

FRONT STEPS

We are awaiting construction details from arborists and DDOT for protecting the root of the Gingko underneath the front steps.  Once final approval is received the steps will be rebuilt with funds committed by the Georgetown Garden Club and Friends of Montrose Park.  The configuration of the front steps will be slightly altered to accommodate the roots of the ginkgo tree on the sidewalk in front of the steps.  Some remedial work will also be done on the broken paving on the the Ellipse.

TENNIS COURTS

The National Park Service has awarded a contract for the renovation of the tennis courts and expects to have the project underway in the spring of 2020.