From an email:
COMMUNITY CELEBRATES OPENING OF INNOVATIVE, LOW IMPACT PLAYGROUND AT UPSHUR PARK
WASHINGTON, DC (June 1, 2011) — Join the Friends of 16th Street Heights Parks, Councilmember Muriel Bowser’s Office, ANC4C05, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the 16th Street Neighborhood Association on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 11:45 to 4:00 to celebrate the opening of the new playground and the start of the pool season at Upshur Park. (4300 Arkansas Ave, NW – 14th and Upshur/Varnum St, NW)
· 11:45 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Muriel Bowser and Department of Parks and Recreation representatives
· 12:00 – 2:00 Lunch
· Entertainment including a DJ, kids activities and more!
The new playground has something for all ages including climbing equipment, a sand area for toddlers, swings and a rubberized surface that is safe and sustainable. New fencing, landscaping and hardscaping along with picnic tables and a pavilion with a vegetated roof make it a functional, accessible and beautiful space for families to enjoy.