Useful Links


Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E
ANC3E commissioners represent AU Park, Tenleytown and Friendship Heights in five Single Member Districts (SMD).  Each SMD has approximately 2,000 residents and is represented by a Commissioner who is elected for a two-year term.  Monthly meetings are open to the public; a schedule can be found here.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F
ANC3F commissioners represent North Cleveland Park, Forest Hills and Tenleytown in seven SMDs of approximately 2,000 residents each.  Monthly meetings are open to the public, and a schedule can be found on the ANC’s website.  Meetings are also live-streamed on the Internet.

Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh
Councilmember Cheh has served on the Council of the District of Columbia since 2007 and is currently the Chair of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment.

Public Safety

Metropolitan Police Department, Second District
The Second District is divided into eight PSAs, each headed by a lieutenant in charge of the officers assigned to that area of the district. Tenleytown falls in PSA 202.  A PSA meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month in conjunction with the ANC-3E meeting.

Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program where neighbors look out for each other’s safety, property and homes in a systematic and sustained way.  The Metropolitan Police Department provides regular Neighborhood Watch training programs for interested community members.


DC Ward 3 Democrats
The Ward 3 Democratic Committee is the official arm of the Democratic Party in Ward 3. The purpose of the Committee is to elect and support Democratic candidates for local and national office; and to provide an issues forum for Democratic voters in Ward 3 and the community.

Ward 3 Republicans of DC
Ward 3 Republicans of DC represents the DC Republican Committee in Ward 3 of Washington, DC.

Community Associations

Tenleytown Historical Society
The Tenleytown Historical Society was incorporated in the District of Columbia in November 1988 to encourage architectural, cultural and historic preservation and to educate members of the community about the value of protecting and preserving DC history.

Tenleytown Neighbors Association
The Tenleytown Neighbors Association does not currently have a website, but does meet monthly during the public school scholastic year.  Meetings are announced via email to members and in the “Week Ahead” column in The Northwest Current newspaper, which is delivered to homes every Wednesday.


Turtle (Friendship) Park
Turtle Park is located at 45th and Van Ness Streets, NW. Although its official name is Friendship Park, community members know it as Turtle Park because of the five large statues in the play area.  The park contains a large enclosed playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, a recreation center that is home to a cooperative preschool, and a spray park.

Fort Bayard Park
A former Civil War defensive fort, Fort Bayard Park is now home to an enclosed toddler lot, a ball field and several picnic tables.  The park is bounded by Western Avenue, River Road, and Fessenden, 46th and 47th Streets, NW.

Fort Reno Park
During the Civil War, Fort Reno guarded one of only two North-South routes into the capital, and was involved in the only battle that took place in the District of Columbia.  Today the park, which no longer has any vestiges of the Civil War fort, includes a baseball field, several tennis courts, and large grass field areas.  During the summer, it is home to the Fort Reno Concert Series.  The park is located at Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue, NW.