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Celebrate 75 Years of Dumbarton Oaks Park June 4

Celebrate 75 years of Dumbarton Oaks Park Saturday, June 4, 2016.

There are several ways to access Dumbarton Oaks Park. Many or most people take a short stroll downhill along an asphalted pedestrian-only lane, Lovers’ Lane, which descends from R Street NW in Georgetown.

Lovers’ Lane is located approximately 200 feet east of R Street and 31st Street NW. Lovers’ Lane separates Dumbarton Oaks estate from Montrose Park and is signposted by a green-on-white wooden plaque reading, “Dumbarton Oaks Park, Open Dawn to Dusk.” The lane descends one-fourth of a mile to the Park entrance at the bottom of the hill.


9:00 AM – Service Project, weeding and maintaining tree planting along Lovers’ Lane

12:00 PM – Ceremonial Gate Re-Opening with Rock Creek Park Superintendent Tara


12:30pm Performance from Washington’s very own Twenty20

1:00pm – Drawing lessons with Landscape Architect Carla Ellern

1:30pm – Restoration Tour with the Montgomery County Conservation Corps and DOPC

Restoration Director Ann Aldrich

1:45pm – Nature Walk for Kids with MJ Garcia, Restoration Technician

2:30-4:00 – Tear-down & Clean-up

Featured Exhibitors:

British School of Washington

Carla Ellern Landscape Architecture

City Wildlife

DOPC Environmental Education

George Washington University Undergraduate Honey Bee Lab and Apiary

Jelleff Boys and Girls Club - Facepainting

Montgomery County Conservation Corps

Rock Creek Birdsong Project

Rock Creek Park

Urban Adventure Squad

DOPC is pleased to be participating in Stone Soup Films Doc-in-a-Day