Olde Forge / Surrey Square. The most wonderful neighbors live here.

The Olde Forge - Surrey Square Neighborhood


About Us

The Olde Forge - Surrey Square Civic Association (OF/SS) was created about a decade ago from two neighborhoods:  Olde Forge, on the Pickett Road side, and Surrey Square, on the Twinbrook Road side.  We shared the pool and social functions, as well as Neighborhood Watch.

Joining forces allowed us to achieve economies of scale as well as have greater clout in the Braddock District.  The benefits of having an active Civic Association include:

  • Neighborhood Directory, including a Business and Youth Services Directory (updated every 2 years).
  • Neighborhood Watch Program. • Community newsletter 3-4 times per year.
  • Community news year round via flyers, emails, sign boards, and Facebook.
  • Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale coordination, advertising, donation truck.
  • Annual neighborhood bulk item/trash pickup – free !
  • Free notary service for members.
  • Welcome visit, gift, & announcement for new neighbors.
  • Community social events including Memorial Day picnic, International potluck dinner, Independence Day Parade and Picnic, Labor Day picnic, Fall Festival, and National Night Out Ice cream social.
  • Seasonal activities including Halloween Parade, Easter Egg Hunt, and Snow Creature-making contests.
  • Decorations for national holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, etc.) and holiday decorations (sign poles) in December.
  • Entrance sign (both sides) maintenance and landscaping.
  • Improvements to our neighborhood parks.
  • Voice on local public issues (i.e., parks, environment, public transportation, variances, facility construction, and road construction).
  • OF/SS CA Membership in the Braddock District Council.
  • Attendance of Braddock District Council meetings.
  • Volunteer and community service opportunities.
  • Annual Membership meeting...

In addition to the OF/SS Civic Association benefits, there are many in-kind purchases and services donated by our neighbors. A partial list is below:

  • Printing services, paper, and ink Paula McKinley
  • American flags placed throughout neighborhood on national
    Paula McKinley
  • Maintenance of solar lighting in front entrance landscaping Donna Fricas
  • Donuts and Cider for the annual Fall Festival Linda and
    George Klein
  • Face painting at the annual Fall Festival Mindi Maline
  • Various seasonal sign board decorations Joan Bishop
  • Maintenance of neighborhood email list and OF/SS website Dorothy Firsching
  • Stream and environmental cleanup activities coordination Gary Krauss
  • Notary Services Kelly Dillon

Please fill out the form on our site to join or renew.

  • 2021 Membership Period:  January 1 - December 31, 2021
  • Annual Resident Rate:  $10 per household

Make checks payable to:  OFSS Civic Association and drop off at Brandywine Swim Club's secure (locked) mailbox at 9537 Helenwood Drive. Or pay online via PayPal -- see link at top of website.