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It's time to pay your 2017 SPCA dues! SPCA's membership year is based on a calendar year, so if you haven't paid your dues since January 1, then it's time to renew. Dues are just $25/household and members get discounts on garden tour tickets, yard sale registration, and t-shirts.

SPCA dues are paid on an annual basis. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.

Mark Your Calendar
SPCA Event:

Grocery Gift Card Drive w/Hope and a Home
Drop-off: Thurs, Dec 1-Sun, Dec 18
Morris Miller Liquors

SPCA Community Meeting
Tues, Dec 13, 7pm
Shepherd Elementary School

Canned Goods Drive for Shepherd’s Table
Jan 1-Jan 31, 2017
Drop off: Manookian Rugs

Annual New Year’s Potluck
Sun, Jan 29, 5-7:00 pm
Northminster Presbyterian Church (at Kalmia Rd and Alaska Ave)

Children’s Book Drive with Hope and a Home
Mar 1-31

Community Meeting
Tues, Mar 14, 7pm
Shepherd Elementary School

SPCA Community
Yard Sale
Sat-Sun, Apr 29-30, 9am-3pm

SPCA Community Meeting and Elections
Tues, May 9, 7pm
Shepherd Elementary School

Spring Planting
Sat, May 13, 8:30am
Ledo Pizza

SPCA Garden Tour
Sun, May 21, 2-5pm
Tickets at Shepherd Elementary

SPCA Annual Picnic
Sun, Jun 25
Lowell School

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Welcome to Shepherd Park Citizens Association (SPCA)!

Shepherd Park is a thriving, friendly, diverse and historic neighborhood in the District of Columbia. We are located in the northern "point" of DC -- north of Walter Reed Army Medical Center between Georgia Avenue and Rock Creek Park, and we include the neighborhoods between 16th Street and Rock Creek Park that are also known as Colonial Village and North Portal Estates. We have many long-time residents and many recent arrivals, but everyone shares a love for our beautiful neighborhood, with its abundance of trees and gardens and great variety of houses.

Shepherd Park was founded in the 19th century when the District's territorial governor, Alexander "Boss" Shepherd, built a summer mansion here. Since then, it has grown into a neighborhood that celebrates its diversity and friendliness. Shepherd Park has many unique and convenient characteristics, and is home to many families who have children attending our excellent local school, Shepherd Elementary, as well as families whose children attend one of the local private schools. We also have a variety of local houses of worship.

The Shepherd Park Citizens Association is a membership organization servicing residents of Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and North Portal Estates. The association's mission is to improve the quality of life for Shepherd Park residents. We hold regular membership meetings at which issues of local interest, such as the schools, public safety, property and the environment are discussed. We also host candidate forums in advance of local elections. The SPCA sponsors many special local events, including an annual community picnic, yard sale, potluck dinner and garden tour, and a Halloween parade. To keep our neighbors informed, we maintain this website and publish a quarterly newsletter. Although not sponsored by the SPCA, the nieghborhood also has a very active e-mail list-serve.

We encourage anyone interested in the Shepherd Park Citizens Association to join. Feel free to contact a member of the Board using the information in this website to ask questions and learn more about what our association does for one of the best neighborhoods in the city. You are welcome to attend any of the events listed in our calendar. You'll be very pleased with our unique neighborhood.

Dec 2016/Jan 2017


Shepherd Park's Rosalyn Coates talks about the neighborhood on WAMU Metro Connection's "Door to Door"

Shepherd Park profile in Washington Post
(Oct 27, 2012)

WETA Videos about Shepherd Park

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