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Turkey Thicket Recreation Center


The Turkey Thicket Recreation Center is a larger site, located in the Brookland community. Inside amenties include: a gym, weight room, toddler room, computer lab, and indoor pool. Outdoor amenities include a basketball court, a baseball field, field with a walking track, playground, covered picnic areas, tennis courts, a spray park and a parking lot.  The site is a popular location for permitting activities such as outdoor celebrations and birthday parties.  (Please note that outdoor grills and dj's are not allow for any outdoor permits at Turkey Thicket.  Groups must be 35 persons or less.)

Please note, a valid, government-issued photo ID (driver's/non-driver's license or passport) is required to enter all DPR facilities.

Please note that an approved and paid DPR permit is required for any and all events held at a DPR location (including center, parks, playgrounds, fields, etc.).

Facility Type: Recreation Center
Address: 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Ward: 5
Phone: (202) 576-9238
Hours of Operation: 

Mon - Fri: 10 am - 9 pm;
Sat: 10 am - 4 pm;
(Closed Sun)

Area Manager: Mark Thomas (Area 6) 


ADA Accessible:   Yes
ID Required:  Yes 
Senior Programs Offered:  No 

Nearest Metro: Brookland-CUA (Red)
Parking: Parking lot (access via Michigan
Ave.) & street parking
Additional Information:

Register for a program
- DPR Recreation Centers
Permit a DPR facility
Sign up for Nixle Text/Email Alerts
- The New DPR Facility Locator Map




Program Information

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Amenities & Features

 - Gymnasium
 - Fitness Center
 - Toddler room (?)
 - Computer lab
- Multi-purpose room

 - Basketball Court(s)
 - Baseball field - 90' diamond
 - Walking track (on the outskirts of the baseball field)
 - Playground
 - Spray Park
 - Tennis Courts
 - Covered Picnic area

There is an indoor pool at this location.

Photo Gallery & Events

Coming Soon! - Photo Gallery   *   All DPR Events   *   Events at Turkey Thicket RC  

If you are interested in holding an event or meeting at this location, please fill out DPR's permit application.  Permits are required for any field or room use, events, parties, community meetings, etc.  Please note, that there are associated fees and requirements

Community Recreation Division

Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009