Glover Park is a neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C., about a half mile north of Georgetown and just west of the United States Naval Observatory and Number One Observatory Circle. The neighborhood’s western border is an extension of Rock Creek Park called Glover-Archbold Park. Glover Park’s northern border is Fulton Street, near the Washington National Cathedral, and the Cathedral Heights neighborhood. Its southern border is Whitehaven Park, another branch of Rock Creek Park. Beyond Whitehaven to the south lies the Burleith neighborhood and Georgetown University while to the east of the neighborhood lies Woodley Park.
Local claims to fame include several embassies, including the sprawling Embassy of Russia in Washington and the Visa Office of the Chinese embassy. Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park is home to a variety of restaurants and other businesses. Guy Mason Park is between Wisconsin Avenue and the Naval Observatory just south of Calvert Street and adjacent to Whole Foods Market. It is the location of a softball diamond, a playground for small children, and an unofficial enclosed dog park. Guy Mason Park is also the location of the annual Glover Park Day festival, held in early June.
Housing in Glover Park is a mix of apartment buildings and porch-front rowhouses built in the 1920s and 1930s. The neighborhood’s elementary school, Benjamin Stoddert Elementary, is one of the most highly rated schools in the District. Neighborhood Cluster 14 (Glover Park, Cathedral Heights, and McLean Gardens) has one of the lowest crime rates in the District. Glover Park residents harvest crops from small, individual garden plots in the two Victory gardens leased from the National Park Service.
The local public schools are operated by the District of Columbia Public Schools.