Every year, for decades, there’s been a Halloween bash at Forest Hills Playground. Thanks to some fresh new faces on the Friends of Forest Hills Playground board, there’s going to be a party this year, too. They’re in the midst of planning it, and it looks like they could use some community help with this and other upcoming events. Here’s the latest from the group:
We hope you’ll join your neighbors and Friends of Forest Hills Playground at the following events:
Saturday, October 5, 9 to 11am (new date): Plant new native plants and flowers at the newly-weeded rain garden next to the Forest Hills Park amphitheater (near the Brandywine Street entrance). This a community project led by DPR and two Girl Scouts. Students can earn community service credit from Friends of Forest Hills Playground. Sign up at tiny.cc/FHRainGarden.
Sunday, October 6, 10-11am: Coffee & Mini Cleanup. No rakes and brooms for this one. We’ll spend a few minutes picking up trash that has accumulated around the park and enjoy coffee and treats courtesy of the new Friends of Forest Hills Playground board members. Meet them, learn about their plans, and learn how to help.
Sunday, Nov. 3, 10am to noon: The annual Halloween Spooktacular/Fall Festival (rain date Nov. 10) – and a final hurrah for the little ones’ (and big ones’) costumes. Planning is under way. We’ll need items for the bake sale and people to sell them, plus some help with setup and cleanup. Students can earn community service hours. Can you help? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forest Hills Park is east of Connecticut Avenue between Brandywine and Chesapeake Streets.