Dear PoPville – How Can DC Get Ownership of Federal Parks in the District?

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

“Dear PoPville,

Federal management of many DC public spaces – principally the urban parks far from the Federal core – is a subject that gets my panties in a bunch. Meridian Hill park is just one of many examples, and also the closest to my apartment and therefore my heart.

For me, nothing illustrates the absurdity of the arrangement better than the current shutdown. Witness: City residents making full use of the park despite “closure”; drum circle shut down because…wha?; trash accumulating; etcetera.

Are there any viable initiatives/actors who are trying to get assets like these turned over to city control? I would love to lend my efforts (yes, I know it won’t be a quick fix) to something like this. But first: I’m assuming the city would prefer to have control – is this so?”

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