Friends of Chevy Chase Circle

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Friends of Chevy Chase Circle

. . . Cultivating a Treasured Landmark

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Chevy Chase Circle when it was brand new Revised planting 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
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Fall Newsletter

Fall, 2021: A bright future for Chevy Chase fountain. ...

A Name Change For the Fountain!!

February 23, 2021: In an effort that has been many years in the making but rose to a crescendo this past summer, Representative Jamie Raskin and Eleanor Holmes-Norton have introduced a bill to Congress to change the official name of the fountain in Chevy Chase Circle from the Francis G. Newlands Memorial fountain to...

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 DC and Maryland 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.

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