Donaldson Run is a secluded neighborhood just minutes away from Washington, DC. It’s nestled between Old Dominion Drive, the Washington Golf and Country Club, and Potomac Overlook Regional Park. The neighborhood mostly consists of single-family homes. Donaldson Run is home to the main campus of Marymount University.

Donaldson Run History

Donaldson Run was named after one of the early farm owners along the Potomac River, Robert H. Donaldson. In the 1960’s, the area to the south of Donaldson Run stream was set aside as parkland. Today, it is known as the Potomac Overlook Regional Park and the James I. Mayer Center for Environmental Education.

Donaldson Run Real Estate

Most of the homes in Donaldson Run were built in the 1940s and 1950s. The neighborhood primarily consists of single-family homes in a wide variety of architectural styles including farm houses, Cape Cods, Colonials, contemporaries, and ramblers.

Donaldson Run Community

The 67-acre Potomac Overlook Regional Park borders the community and includes several hiking trails and gardens. Throughout the summer, the park hosts Camp Overlook for kids entering grades K through 10. Additionally, the park is home to a summer concert series, known as Second Saturdays, where families can gather to picnic and enjoy live music.


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