Resources and Information for Glover Park Residents
Browse the valuable resources available to Glover Park residents and find important information about living in the neighborhood.
Glover Park is located in the 2nd District in Police Service Area 204 (PSA204). These are our police contacts who are more than happy to hear from the residents they protect and serve:
Commander: Melvin Gresham 202-730-1901
Watch Commander 202-438-4421
Station Desk: 202-715-7300
Captain: Michelle Williams 202-437-8012 (cell)
Lieutenant: Ralph Neal 202-425-3221 (cell)
Stoddert Recreation Center
Most residents are not even aware that Glover Park has a recreation center open to residents after school hours and on Saturday. The Rec center is part of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Facilities include: an outdoor amphitheater, indoor basketball courts, a baseball/softball field, soccer fields, two playgrounds, a vegetable/herb garden, computer lab, locker rooms, and multipurpose room. Programs include: youth baseball, adult softball, youth soccer, adult and youth basketball camps and clubs, adult volleyball, youth camps when school is out, youth soccer, and more
Guy Mason Recreation Center
Glover Park has not one, but two recreation centers available to residents! The three-story building hosts many events and classes, focusing on crafts and the creative arts, from Brazilian Samba to china painting, to yoga and zumba. Outdoor facilities include: a full-size baseball diamond with fence, a recently renovated playground, and the neighborhood's only "official" dog park with fence, water, baggies and many dog friends to play with. Guy Mason is the location of the popular annual Glover Park Day. Guy Mason is supported by the Friends of Guy Mason a volunteer organization
Glover Park Softball
Glover Park Softball has been a tradition since 1982. This co-ed softball league plays at Stoddert Field and usually attracts a large crowd of fans. An after-game barbeque usually is in order. The season typically goes from April to July.
(and sign up to play!)
Sex Offender Registry
View the Sex Offender Registry within a half mile of Stoddert Elementary, provided by the DC Metropolitan Police Department. Click on photo for larger view, as of June 16th, 2015
Hike Glover Archbold Park
Glover Archbold Park is federal parkland managed by the National Park Service and it is an extension of the Rock Creek Park system of parkland in Washington, DC. The park has many walkable trails entered from various points in the neighborhood, and one can walk from Glover Park to the C&O Canal at the Potomac River, crossing only one street at Reservoir Road. Foundry Branch Creek runs through the middle of this section of wooded parkland, with ravines on either side.
DC Services Online
Did you know Glover Park-ers can take care of a lot of business with the city these days online?
Glover Park has convenient Metro Bus service to the Dupont Circle metro, with pick-up points throughout the neighborhood, and a ride of about 10-15 minutes, maybe a little longer during rush hour. This is the D2 route, or the "D2 Shuttle" as it does a loop between the neighborhood and Dupont Metro. A D1 rush hour bus also serves the Dupont Metro and goes beyond to the downtown business district.
Rent a Capital Bike Share Bicycle
Tired of the bus? Feet hurt? No car? Just want to explore? Glover Park has two locations where anyone can pick up a Capital Bike Share bicycle: the baseball field at Calvert St and 39th Street, and Calvert Street at Observatory Circle by the Guy Mason parking lot. These bikes are popular, so check the station map link below before you head out - this updates the availability of bikes in real time (I think). You can rent for 24 hours, 3 days or 30 days, and the kiosk takes credit cards.
P.S. don't forget to bring your helmet....
Glover Park Farmers' Market
Don't miss the Glover Park Farmers' Market - a great resource to have walking distance from our homes. Saturdays 9:00-1:00 across from the Safeway at Hardy Middle School parking area (officially 1819 35th Street entrance on other side). Fruits and vegetables from local farms, organic produce, fresh baked goods, pickled and fermented products, jams, Central American coffee, farm fresh eggs and more. Plus, enjoy music and varied kid-friendly activities. Come meet the farmers and producers themselves!
See the Farmers' Market website for updates on vendors and weekly activities