Woodley Park



THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS COME TO WOODLEY PARK ANNUALLY to enjoy the National Zoo and adjacent Rock Creek Park or to stay at the storied Omni Shoreham Hotel. Residents and visitors enjoy the neighborhood’s retail and restaurant corridor, as well as its legacy as a national historic district.

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Neighborhood Features

Great Streets + Main Streets

The area’s designation as a Great Streets corridor allows its small businesses to apply for grant funds to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. The corridor also receives support from Woodley Park Main Street through community-based economic development and placemaking initiatives.

Neighborhood Staples

  • Open City
  • Hot ‘N’ Juicy Crawfish
  • Lebanese Taverna
  • Macintyre’s Pub
  • Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana
  • Baked by Yael
  • Duke’s Counter
  • LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Visitor Destinations

  • Kennedy Warren
  • National Cathedral
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Neighborhood Happenings

  • The iconic Marilyn Monroe mural underwent a second restoration in fall 2020 for its 40th anniversary.
  • The District Department of Transportation is performing a safety and traffic study to analyze the potential for a reversible lane along Connecticut Avenue. Construction of the concept design would begin in 2022.