Turtle Park

45th and Van Ness Streets
Washington, DC 20016

(202) 282-2198


Turtle Park is located in the American University Park neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. Although its official name is Friendship Park, community members affectionately know it as Turtle Park because of the five large statues in the play area.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Arts & Crafts, Parks, Venues

  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Tuesday 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Word on the Street

Arts and crafts are offered at Turtle Park's indoor rec center throughout the winter.  And the best parts are that it's FREE and offered during the hardest part of a mom's day, the famous witching hour, from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.  

Turtle Park: From the Parents


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