Friends of Book Hill Park Needs Your Help
By November 10, 2021 0 395•
The last two years have been challenging for everyone, and the Friends of Book Hill Park is no exception. Due to the pandemic, FBHP could not host its fundraiser. In late 2020, as funds began to run low, members Ginny Poole and Lee Childs spearheaded an effort to begin maintenance of the park themselves. “Living on the same block, I did my best to keep an eye on the park,” said board president and co-founder Julia Diaz-Asper. “I think we all quickly felt that we would never be able to keep Book Hill in a state that neighbors have come to enjoy.”
Thanks to the generosity of the Georgetown Garden Club and frequent donor and neighbor Gale Arnold, Friends of Book Hill Park raised enough funds to rehire its landscaper. The group is thankful for Mayor Bowser’s administration for its help cutting the grass. However, with city services stretched thin and the unknown timeline before it can host a fundraiser, the Friends group is reaching out to all who know and love the park to consider contributing to its maintenance fund. The board urgently needs funds to make repairs, paint the trident fence, remove the leaves, maintain the landscaping and replace the roses.
Friends of Book Hill Park is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and may be made out to Friends of Book Hill Park, 3219 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. You may donate online by visiting www.bookhillparkdc.com and clicking donate at the bottom of the page.