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.
Field is open until 9:00 pm Monday–Friday and Saturday–Sunday until 6:00 pm
Recreation Center Spring Hours
Monday–Friday, 3:00–9:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
(subject to change–check for updates in late spring)
Camp Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm