A - FOMP has the following committees: maintenance, activities, website, and fundraising. We are an all volunteer organization, and we welcome your participation. Please CONTACT FOMP
Q - What is a Friends Group?
A - Friends are 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-led organizations established primarily to support and advocate for a specific park in the Washngton D.C. Park and Recreation (DPR) system. Friends groups advocate, fundraise, maintain and assist in the planning process for the park. They serve as a liaison to the city to provide feedback on neighborhood park issues and priorities.
Q - What does the Friends of Mitchell Park (FOMP) do ?
A - FOMP works in partnership with the DPR in the maintenance the Park that plantings, trees, bushes and flowers FOMP activities include plantings of trees, herbs, bushes and flowers, cleanup, weeding, and beautification. We also organize recreational activities for the neighborhood. Our keynote event is the annual Fun Day on the last Sunday of October where over 300 neighbors attend. Our summer films in the field series are held every 3rd Thursday of the month from June to September. FOMP also holds an annual Fundraising event, and all proceeds are used toward the maintenance and care of the park.
Q - How do I reserve the field or host a private event at the park ?
A - The DC Department requires a permit for any private event for over 10 people. Please contact D.C. DEPARTMENT OF PARK AND RECREATION. FOMP suggests that you contact the Permit Office of DPR as soon as you know the date of your event. It receives many applications through out the year.
Q - How do I report a problem ?
A - If there is an issue within the park, call 311, to request assistance with city services. The 311 center is open 24 hours, 365 day. If it is not an urgent situation, CONTACT FOMP. We may be able to answer your question or direct your inquiry to the appropriate person.