Section 3 has two parks within its borders. The town's heart is the Gazebo Park at Shepherd, Fulton and Spring Streets - a small vest-pocket park with, of course, a Gazebo! The park has special hours for resident dog owners to meet and enjoy the park and rules that apply to dog owners. Currently all resident dogs are allowed in the park*:
Dog Visiting Hours:
• 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. weekdays
Tiny dogs only: Thursdays 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (Tiny dogs defined as 20 lbs. or under)
• 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. weekends
Afternoons (seasonally adjusted)
• 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. (Nov. 1 to Feb. 28)
Tiny dogs only: Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (March 1 to Oct. 31)
Tiny dogs only: Tuesdays 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
All other times, the park is open to everyone except dogs. On rainy days and immediately thereafter the park will be closed to preserve the turf. (* These dog-accessible hours are as of January 2022. They will be periodically reviewed. Please see the information under Dogs and Cats for complete rules of park use for dogs and their owners.)
The second park is owned by the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church and is filled with wonderful play equipment used by the children at their pre-school. The park is open to residents to use after pre-school hours. It is located at the corner of Delaware and Shepherd Streets.
Other neighborhood parks include one on Shepherd Street run by the County in Martin's Additions; Candy Cane City, a park with play equipment and picnic tables in Rock Creek Park just off Beach Drive in Chevy Chase; and Norwood Park, just off Wisconsin Avenue, south of Bradley Lane where they have tennis courts, play areas and play equipment.
The Gazebo Park may be reserved for parties by residents of Section 3. Contact the Village Manager to verify that the Park is available on your preferred date. Please complete the application below and submit it to the Village Manager at least a week before your planned event: