The Friends of Noyes Park (FoNP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to ensure a beautiful and well-maintained community space for all to enjoy. The park includes a pavilion for community events, children's play area, exercise equipment, an artificial turf field, a community garden, and a picnic area with grills and tables.
Our volunteers maintain the park in a variety of different ways. We manage the community garden, and hold monthly cleanup events the second Saturday of every month from April through October. We also work with area businesses and organizations, such as Noyes Elementary School and the Boy Scouts to provide educational opportunities within the park.
2019 Board of directors
President: Henry Pereira
Henry joined the Noyes Park Community Garden in spring of 2016. He enthusiastically began his service on the Noyes Park Board in January 2017. Henry is a DC-based graphic designer and enjoys biking, cooking, reading, and community gardening.
Vice President: Asia Chloe Brown
Asia Chloe Brown joined the FoNP Community garden and Board of Directors in spring 2018, providing programming assistance and urban farming education to local gardeners. Asia currently oversees programming, education, youth activities, and garden coordination. She works in marketing, communications and development, and also serves as marketing director for cash bail reform organization and app, Appolition. Asia lives in Fort Totten and enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and gardening.
Secretary: Christina Macken
Christina Macken has been an FoNP Board Member since 2014, and secretary from 2015-2018. Christina also works on fundraising for the Board to support operations and programatic activities. Christina lives in Michigan Park, and enjoys reading, cycling, and the outdoors.
Treasurer: Derek Schultz
Derek has held various professional parks management and maintenance positions including time at DC Parks and Recreation where he played a role in the initial development of Noyes Park. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and enjoys working with the board to ensure Noyes Park remains a well maintained community asset.
Interested in joining us?
Friends of Noyes Park is always looking for additional volunteers. If you are interested, you can either partner with us on neighborhood initiatives, or become a board member. FoNP currently has two open board vacancies. Please complete the board member expression of interest form to get involved!