From a press release:
“The Bowser Administration and DC Department of Park and Recreation (DPR) released a citywide survey to gather public input to create, “Ready2Play”, a new 20-year parks and recreation master plan for the District. Now live on ready2playdc.com, the survey will be available until December 20, 2020.
Residents can also find in-person survey copies at all open recreation centers and aquatic centers.
“We’ve seen a tremendous increase in the use of parks and green spaces across DC since the onset of the public health emergency and excitement around the resumption of limited recreation and aquatic centers,” said DPR’s Director, Delano Hunter. “Under Mayor Bowser’s leadership, we have greatly strengthened the District’s recreation infrastructure. This survey is an opportunity for residents to help shape how our parks and recreation centers are funded, designed and programmed for generations to come.”
The Ready2Play plan will take a holistic view of parks and recreational opportunities throughout the District, not just at DPR’s existing parks and recreation centers, but also at federal parks, school sites and other locations. Ready2Play will also identify key priorities and initiatives for DPR to pursue, set long-term goals, establish metrics to track progress and help prioritize where and what types of amenities, programs and investments are made.
DPR will be hosting community meetings citywide in January 2021. Any community group or organization that would like DPR’s planners to attend an upcoming meeting can fill out a meeting request online. More information on the plan and expected timeline is available at Ready2PlayDC.com. Residents can send any comments, questions, or concerns directly to DPR by emailing [email protected].”
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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LiLi The First FALL COLLECTION is so grand and exceptional, they needed two days to celebrate it.
Saturday – OPEN HOUSE, cookies and cocktails with newly arrived collections from Paris, Tokyo, Turin, Tel-Aviv and NY.
Sunday – MEET THE DESIGNER,