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 cleared invasive vines from around our champion Tulip poplar.  

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.

Montrose Tennis Courts

Reconstruction of the tennis courts has begun, and is to be completed by the fall of 2020.  Please stay tuned for updates on the construction schedule.  The plans can be seen by clicking on the icon below.

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.  

FRONT STEPS

The Gingko tree roots underneath the front steps were found to be of amazing size and length!  We are awaiting construction details from engineers for a system of helical piers that will support the steps and protect the extensive root system.  Funding for the step project has been committed by the Georgetown Garden Club and the Friends of Montrose Park.

How many people does it take?  

Photo above: Eddie Serra, Serra Stone; Becky Schwarz, Urban Forester, DDOT; Abiodun Oladokun, DDOT; Fernando  Dominguez, D&F Construction.

Photo at right: Outerbridge Horsey, Outerbridge Horsey Associates; Sherri Kimbel, Director of Constituent Services, Council of the District of Columbia; Earl Eustler, Associate Director, Urban Forestry, DDOT; Keith Pitchford, Arborist, Keith Pitchford Associates.

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.