Local Resources

Metropolitan Police Washington D.C.

Metropolitan Police Department 4th District

Call 911 or use the Citizen Online Reporting Tool for certain property-related offenses.

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC)

An Advisory Neighborhood Commission, or ANC, is a non-partisan, neighborhood body made up of locally elected representatives. If you are unsure of which ANC you live in, check here.

  • ANC 4A normally meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  ANC 4A proudly serves the communities of Shepherd Park, Brightwood, Fort Stevens, Walter Reed, North Portal Estates and Colonial Village.
  • ANC 4B normally meets online on the 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m. This Commission includes Manor Park and Takoma DC. It extends from Georgia Avenue to the West; Eastern Avenue to the East; and Missouri Avenue, Riggs Road, South Dakota Avenue, and Kennedy Street to the South. Click HERE for agendas and online link.


Shepherd Park Citizens Association

Shepherd Park Citizens Association (SPCA)

The SPCA’s mission is to improve our community’s quality of life. We hold membership meetings covering issues such as schools, public safety, zoning, planning and development, and the environment. We actively encourage businesses that are responsive to community needs.

The SPCA sponsors many annual community events, including a picnic, yard sale, potluck dinner, and garden tour, as well as a Halloween parade. We also host candidate forums, maintain this website, and publish a newsletter four times a year. The community also has an active e-mail list-serve, which is not affiliated with the SPCA.

Brightwood Community Association

Brightwood Community Association (BCA)

A diverse and developing neighborhood in Ward 4, NW DC.
Represented by the Brightwood Community Association for over 50 years. Stay connected to your community by becoming a Brightwood Community Association member!  You can opt into receiving periodic updates on community activities, the redevelopment of Walter Reed, and the new Main Street designation for the Georgia Avenue corridor.  We hope as a member you will also join the monthly Brightwood Community Association meetings and share your thoughts on how we can keep improving the neighborhood we all call home.  

Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street

Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street

Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street supports small, independent businesses located on Georgia Ave (from Missouri Avenue to Eastern Avenue) NW, Washington, DC.

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The Parks at Walter Reed

The Parks at Walter Reed a vibrant growing community on the site of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Check out The Parks upcoming events.


Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Neighborhood Library

7420 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20012


Takoma Park Library

416 Cedar St. NW
Washington, DC 20012

Neighborhood Listservs:

Community Social & Wellness Programs

Fort Stevens Recreation Center

1327 Van Buren Street, NW
Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Direct: (202) 541-3754

Emery Heights Community Center

5701 Georgia Avenue, NW
Monday – Friday: 6 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: Closed
Direct: (202) 576-3211