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Guy Mason Playground and Rec Center

3600 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Monday through Saturday 9am-9pm; the recreation center is closed Sundays.



Find time to visit the recently updated Guy Mason Playground in Glover Park.

Guy Mason Playground and Recreation Center benefitted from a recent renovation as part of the city's Play DC Playground Improvement Initiative. It is now a popular destination for activity loving kids. Today, some of its prominent play features include a nest-like climbing structure and other unique rope climbing towers that are especially enticing to big kids.

Everyone enjoys the multitude of slide options, including one that is comprised of rollers and a fast, stainless steel tunnel slide, as well as a circular spinning wheel to ride on. There is a big sandbox with a playhouse that is reasonably well-maintained. There are baby swings, as well as regular swings for big kids.

The grounds also feature basketball courts (one outside and one inside the recreation center), bathroom facilities in the rec center, and an enclosed dog park on-site. A baseball field is adjacent to the park, and during summer months kids of all ages can be found playing in the small splash pad to cool off. Another great feature is that the main part of the playground is covered with astroturf, which makes it a good choice if you want to visit during or after rain since it won't be muddy!

Covered pavilions are available and numerous areas are well also shaded by trees for picnicking. There is even an amphitheater for your little performers to play on or for rentals. 

Parking is easy - there is a parking lot behind the rec center and ample street parking as well.

On nearby Wisconsin Avenue, several restaurants can be found, including Sweetgreen and Casolare. Tack on a visit to Georgetown Library, or Dumbarton Oaks a family-friendly urban oasis less than a mile from Guy Mason Park. Whole Foods is also conveniently located nearby if you need to grab some fresh produce on your way home for dinner.

The nearest metro station is Tenleytown but the bus route goes right by the park.


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Elizabeth Regard
Liz Regard was raised in Pottstown, PA and first came to DC for college. After a four-year stint in New York City in the buying office of Bloomingdales after graduating, she returned to the DC area for law school and never left. It’s been 19 years and counting! She lives in Dupont Circle with her husband, Dan, their girls, Amelia and Felicity, and dog, Rugby, and works part-time for an international trade law firm. While Liz always liked exploring the city before the girls came on the scene, having kids opened up a whole new world of adventure. Everyone was happier when they were outside, so Liz spent a lot of time online researching fun activities and destinations. She really needed Happy Active Family. Now, she’s just excited to be creating this amazing resource for families across the nation with her friend, Caitlin. In their free time, Liz and her family love to travel and are slowly trying to visit every playground in the DMV area.
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