FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Friendship “Turtle” Park

The outdoor spaces are open from sunrise to sunset.  The Recreation Center is open

Go to DPR’s permits page. If you need additional help, contact DPR’s Friendship Park recreation specialists:
Enrique Leiva, Recreation Specialist: Enrique.Leiva@DC.gov
Shawntia Humphries, Recreation
Specialist: Shawntia.Humphries@DC.gov
Vincent Larry, Recreation Specialist: vincent.Larry2@dc.gov

The city calls our park “Friendship Recreation Center.”  But kind of like your kid sister who gave you a funny nickname, we have one too!  Children have always called our park “Turtle Park” because of the giant turtle climbing structures on the playground.

To submit a maintenance request, please contact the Department of General Services, DGS.

Website:  dgs.dc.gov
Phone:  (202) 727-2800
Email:  dgs@dc.gov
Also contact the park’s recreation specialists:
Enrique Leiva, Recreation Specialist: Enrique.Leiva@DC.gov
Shawntia Humphries, Recreation Specialist: Shawntia.Humphries@DC.gov
Vincent Larry, Recreation Specialist: vincent.Larry2@dc.gov

Please email us at volunteer@TurtlePark.org.

Yes!  Friends of Friendship Park has tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, all contributions are tax-deductible.

You can contribute securely online or send a check to:
FOFP
P.O. Box 9921
Washington, DC
20016

Friends of Friendship “Turtle” Park puts on events roughly monthly.  You can see the calendar on our Events page.

On DPR’s Registration system.  For instructions for finding courses offered at Turtle Park, see our Programming page.

Recreation Center Phone: (202) 282-2198
Enrique Leiva, Recreation Specialist: Enrique.Leiva@DC.gov
Shawntia Humphries, Recreation Specialist: Shawntia.Humphries@DC.gov
Vincent Larry, Recreation Specialist: vincent.Larry2@dc.gov

Brian Williams, Recreation Manager for our region: Brian.Williams@DC.gov
To give feedback on courses you’d like to see at the park, you can also take our survey.