Stead Park was established by a private bequest from Robert Stead for the specific purpose of creating a playground for the children of Washington, D.C., in memory of his late wife, Mary Force Stead. It is a public park administered by the Department of Recreation and Parks with a small staff, and it is financially supported in part by funding from a private trust also created by Robert Stead. Stead Park is composed of a playground, basketball courts, a multi-use playing field, picnic areas and indoor recreation facilities.
Monday-Friday: 6:15 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Camp Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm