Friends of Chevy Chase Circle

District of Columbia - Maryland


Historic Images of Chevy Chase Circle

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Chevy Chase Circle when it was brand new Revised plantin plan Fountain restored to its original splendor The fountain with tulips in bloom. Chevy Chase Fountain-aerial.jpg Map of Chevy Chase Circle, Washington DC

Friends of Chevy Chase Circle

. . . Cultivating a Treasured Landmark

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

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  • Through the generosity of the Casey Trees, the Chevy Chase Circle has its full complement of 30 trees... for the first time in decades!

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  • The new look of the traffic islands north and south of the Circle!. Thanks to Kristina Kent Gardens at for her landscape design services.

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  • 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.

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  • In April, six new willow oaks were planted in the Circle.

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