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.

Friends of Stead Park is a non-profit organization run by volunteers to coordinate community involvement, improvements and programming. Learn More



Summer Hours:

Monday-Friday: 6:15am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Camp Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm