Parks & Environment

The Dupont Circle neighborhood is most known for its landmark public park, Dupont Circle.  However it is the multitude of smaller parks, green spaces and gardens, and the people who care for them, that give our neighborhood its unique character.  The Parks and Environment Committee explores and makes recommendations on beautification, clean-up and maintenance projects, including the following related issues: street trees and tree guards, graffiti abatement, rats and trash, and visual clutter such as sidewalk vending boxes. Current efforts include the Tree Guard Program, whereby DCCA members may be eligible for $100 rebates under this program. 

See also Frequently Asked Questions about street trees.

Bedding Down T Street Park and Other News

Over the Veterans Day weekend, members of the DCCA corps de jardin planted 150 daffodil and tulip bulbs in the T Street Park and "put the gardens to bed" under a blanket of mulch, just beating out plummeting temps.  Thanks to the work of the many participants in the daily watering rotation during the height of  summer (Who knew so many people were so eager to wield a hose?), plants appeared healthy, strong and ready to brave winter. Good news since many plants bought on sale in midsummer came into the park in pretty scraggly condition.

More gardeners are needed for spring as DCCA has been asked to look after two more pocket parks: one at New Hampshire and T in front of Freedom Market, and another at New Hampshire and Q. 

Interested members, contact the committee to sign up so we can keep you apprised of gardening in the park opportunities.

Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.

DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings 9 times each year, which are open to the public, runs the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.

Dupont Circle Citizens Association | 9 Dupont Circle, NW | Washington, DC 20036

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