CHEVY CHASE CIRCLE, at the intersection of Connecticut and Western Avenues and four other streets, is a traffic circle like none other:
- It is part of the U.S. National Park Service system and managed through Rock Creek Park
- It is a gateway to the Nation’s Capital and historically, the 1890 gateway to the new suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland
- It spans the District-Maryland line
- Its fountain was dedicated by an Act of Congress in 1933
Who are the Friends of Chevy Chase Circle?
We are a group of neighbors, local businesses and civic groups that have banded together for a common purpose.
This is our mission:
Friends of Chevy Chase Circle is a local volunteer organization working with the National Park Service to renew, beautify, maintain and protect Chevy Chase Circle, a historic landmark and a gateway to the Nation’s Capital.
For the full inventory of needs and goals for the Circle, see Proposed work.
You can help bolster this local landmark and make a difference with your donation.
Please help, see Donate.
Recent Images of Progress and Activities -
Celebrants and participants in our “Spruce Up the Circle”" service event in recognition of the 125th Anniversary of Rock Creek Park
Through the generosity of the Casey Trees, the Chevy Chase Circle has its full complement of 30 trees... for the first time in decades!
The new look of the traffic islands north and south of the Circle!. Thanks to Kristina Kent Gardens at KristinaKentgardens.com for her landscape design services.
They made it happen! The azaleas have a new look and a needed trim thanks to Marylanders and Washingtonians working together with BSA Venture Crew 255.
In April, six new willow oaks were planted in the Circle.