Welcome to the Village of Friendship Heights!
The Friendship Heights Village Center and Friendship Park (shown on a pleasant spring day). After almost 10 years of planning, construction of the Village Center was begun in the spring of 1985, and the building was formally dedicated on April 13, 1986. That date has been celebrated since then as Community Day, one of the four seasonal Village-wide annual celebrations sponsored by the Village Council. (The building behind the Center is Sunrise Brighton Gardens, an assisted living residence which opened in February 1997).
The main Village park, originally built in 1970 and completely rebuilt in 2003, was formally dedicated as “Hubert Humphrey Friendship Park” in 1978.
Hubert Humphrey’s sister, Frances Humphrey Howard, often visited the Village; Senator Humphrey’s grandson lived in the Willoughby while a student at American University.
The Police Field Office was established in 1997 by the Village Council, in cooperation with the Montgomery County Department of Police, as a community policing initiative. Although no police staff is officially assigned to it, it provides a place for Montgomery County Police Officers to use a computer, work on paperwork and take breaks. This helps the Village maintain a more frequent police presence in the community, an important addition to the Village Security Patrol, which monitors the entire Village and provides parking enforcement, as well.
The Field Office is in the rear of the Village-owned house at 4602 N. Park Ave.