Doing good in Edgewood


The Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center welcomes ideas and help with ways to improve our neighborhoood and the current recreation center including increasing community support and use of the center, and working towards building a new center that will better serve the community.  Below is a list of the current/ongoing projects implemented by the Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center and a list of potential projects and ideas.  If you want to get involved or have more ideas or suggestions to add to the list please let us know!  You can use the contact form or come to the monthly meetings or 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 of every month and picks up trash and debris from around the recreation center and neighborhood. After 8 years of monthly cleanups they were changed to quarterly in 2017.  Everyone is encouraged and welcome to join in the effort to keep our neighborhood 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 users.

Community Garden at the Edgewood Recreation 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!

List of Ideas/Suggestions from the Community

  • 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.)