We are organizing a fall clean up in partnership with DC Parks and Recreation for Upshur Park on October 24, 2015 at 9:00am-11:00am. Volunteers are needed to participate in cleaning our neighborhood park! All tools and cleaning supplies will be provided. If you would like to bring your own items please do–especially your own gloves!

Please come out to help and have fun! Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Donuts will be provided. Contact Jeff Kuziemko/ Theresa Wolters (who will be helping to coordinate the event) at or 202-549-1717 if you have any additional questions.

If you can not volunteer on October 24th we still need your help/ideas/energy! We continue to need Board members and committee members to help strengthen our efforts in our parks. Please contact (


Help spread the word and see you at the parks!

Summer 2015 is Here!

Hi Friends,

We need you!  Friends of 16th Street Heights Parks is looking for community members and park users to step up and join in the fun of being on the Board of Directors!  It is an exciting time for our community parks but we need some new people to help!  If you are interested in getting more involved please send an email to and please state your name, contact info including phone and tell us a little bit more about you–why you are interested which parks you use most and why you would like to serve.

See you at the parks (and pool!)



Please join the Friends of 16th Street Heights Parks, the 16th Street Heights Civic Association and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation for our community’s annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Upshur Park, 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW.

We have a fun-filled event planned, including arts and crafts, games, snacks, and three egg hunts: the first at 11:30 am; the second at noon; and the third at12:30 pm. We hope to see you there!
We need people to fill eggs! You buy the candy; we will deliver the plastic eggs to your door to fill. Please e-mail Carrie Beaudreau at if you would like to fill eggs.
Thanks, and Happy Spring!


Come on out to celebrate Hamilton Park in 16th Street Heights!

Come one come all Saturday September 28, 2013
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Come celebrate the NEW Hamilton Playground and courts
1340 Hamilton Street, NW

We will have fried chicken, sides, salads and drinks and a DJ!
Please bring a dessert to share!

Please contact us if you have questions, would like to volunteer or you are planning on coming

Please spread to your friends and neighbors!


We are so pleased to have the newly renovated Hamilton Park OPEN!

There are still a few items left to complete, such as installation of the following:
  • 6 benches, 3 picnic tables, 4 trash cans, 2 recycling containers, 2 bike racks
  • Rain barrel and compost bin within community garden space
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Permanent signage
  • Shade shelter
  • Security lighting
  • Drinking fountain
  • Striping of the futsal court
The official “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony has been scheduled for Friday, September 13th at 10:00 AM.  We hope that you’re able to make it!
Stay tuned for a Friends of 16th Street Heights Parks Community Celebration at Hamilton Park this fall.
Please invite your friends and neighbors to join the Parks list serve!
See you at the parks!

Family Movie Night at Hamilton Park! Friday September 7

Come on out Friday September 7 for MOVIE NIGHT at Hamilton Park
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Fried chicken and fun–please feel free to brings sides and desserts to share
7:30 pm MOVIE: THE LORAX (at sundown)

If you can help volunteer please email


We are THRILLED to host The Great Zucchini on Saturday February 4th
10 am til 11:30 am
Lunch at 11:30 AM

Where: The Christ Lutheran Church (Gallatin and 16th Street NW)

Lunch is donated generously by Charlie Saxon and Office Catering

Come one come all!  Please help spread the word and let’s get a crowd!
Tickets are $10 (check or cash only please)

The Great Zucchini, Washington’s funniest and most magical *PRESCHOOL &
KINDERGARTEN *entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where *every
child is a star* and *guaranteed to laugh*!

For over 15 years, The Great Zucchini has been entertaining young children
as a magician and preschool teacher. He performs his hands-on, interactive
magic shows for more that 400 groups a year. His experience, coupled with
his gentle nature and wacky facial expressions, makes kids immediately feel
comfortable and ready to laugh.The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy,
and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini’s show keeps children on the
edge of their seats. Watch your kids’ faces light up as they see things
disappear and reappear.

This is a FUNDRAISER to help us year round improve Hamilton and Upshur

We also need volunteers to set up and clean up etc
Please email to volunteer!

We can’t do this without you!  Please come on out and help spread the word!

Come and check out the Tot Garden at Hamilton Park!

We had a great day of landscaping this past Saturday at Hamilton Park.  A HUGE thank you to Dan Barry, Carol Herwig, Brent Sisco, Charlie Myers, Channce Allen, Howard Ways and Adrian Hunnings who gave their whole day landscaping and plating trees.  We can’t wait until spring to see it all in bloom.  Thanks again to all the volunteers who came out! 

auction organizers


A HUGE thank you to all of you who came out to support our parks at the annual silent auction and cocktail party at the Intown Uptown Inn.

All year round we work to improve our neighborhood parks and we need your help–your time, talent and financial contributions.  You can donate online every day of the year on our web site and if you have time to volunteer please contact Maria at

Links to our Sponsors:

Lee Murphy, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Adrian Hunnings, Principal Broker
Palladian One Realty, LLC
(C) 202-255-4881 (W) 202-291-2382

David Cox
Long & Foster

Office Catering
Charlie Saxon

Harvey Yancey
HRY Design
(202) 558-6715

A special thank you to our sponsors:  Solar Solutions, Lee Murphy (Coldwell Banker),  K. Adrian Hunnings (Palladian One Realty), David Cox, Chas Offut, Chip Richardson Law Firm, Harvey Yancey of HRY Design, Parlour Salon, Charlie Saxon (Officer Catering), Yes Organic Market (for the wines), Chocolate City Beer, Ana & Sidney Barcelona, and Sandy Gartrell (Intown Uptown Inn)