Community Projects

The Friends of Edgewood welcomes ideas and volunteers to help with ways to improve our neighborhoood and the plans for the new recreation center.  Below is a list of the initial projects implemented by the Friends of Edgewood and a list of potential projects and ideas.

If you want to get involved or have other ideas or suggestions to add to the list please let us know!  Click on the contact us page or come to the monthly meetings or quarterly cleanups.

Edgewood Neighborhood Cleanup 

A monthly neighborhood cleanup for Edgewood was started in December 2008.  The group meets at the Edgewood Recreation Center at 10:30 a.m. -  the first Saturday once a quarter (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) to pick up trash and debris around the recreation center and the neighborhood. After 9 years of monthly cleanups were changed to quarterly in 2017.  

Everyone is encouraged and welcome to join in the effort to keep our neighborhood green and clean!

Landscaping Improvements 

On June 5, 2010 the first flowers, herbs and strawberries were planted in front of the Edgewood Recreation Center adding beauty to the center and making it more inviting to its users. Since then, our landscaping efforts have expanded to the triangle parks within the neighborhood.

Community Garden at the Edgewood Rec Center

On June 5, 2010 a large group of neighbors using equipment, plants and supplies provided through the DC Department of Parks and Recreation planted a small garden of lettuce and tomatoes. 

Since that year the garden has been able to grow and expand every year!  It is free and all neighbors are encouraged to get involved - watering, weeding, planting and eating!

Edgewood Recreation Center

Over the years, this has been a list of ideas/suggestions from the community. We are proud to say that the new Edgewood Recreation Center will incorporate many of these suggestions and more. Estimated Completion Date: Spring 2019

For updates:

  • Walking Track around the football field
  • Fence around small childrens' playground area
  • Outdoor Exercise Equipment
  • Movie Nights
  • More lights in picnic area
  • Adult exercise classes
  • Bingo Nights for Seniors
  • Afterschool tutoring
  • Neighborhood kickball/softball game night
  • More trees/better landscaping
  • Replacing chain-link fencing with "wrought-iron" style fencing
  • Running/walking group starting from the rec center
  • More picnic tables
  • More playground equipment (swings)
  • Dog park
  • Edgewood Mural out of flowers on the hill
  • Sports Equipment available (basketballs, games, etc.)