“Petition for EOTR Dog Park”

Texas Ave and C St, SE

“Dear PoPville,

Could you give some visibility to this petition to build a dog park for Wards 7 & 8!

There are currently 16 dog parks in the District, but none have been built in these wards despite continued requests from residents.

A DC Redditor recently posted giving some background on this very sad situation.”

More info from DPR here.

From the petition:

“Washington, DC claims to be working towards creating an equitable city. However, in 2018 the East River Dog Park group submitted a petition for the first dog park in a majority black community in the city (Ward 7). At the time of approval, we were slated to be the first dog park East of the Anacostia River of 13 total dog parks in the District. We were number three in line to be constructed. Now, the District has a total of 16 dog parks and we are number two in line to be constructed. This means that the city has allowed two dog parks to completely skip the application process in the more affluent communities while refusing to provide this resource in a majority black community, while having been requested by a black led organization. To add further insult to injury, the District has started placing signs in the limited fenced in parks in our community stating that it is illegal to allow our dogs on the field and instructing residents to visit the DPR website to find the closest dog park. There are no dog parks in the city that are accessible to Ward 7 residents who do not have a vehicle. This is compounded by the fact that Ward 7 is the most difficult Ward in DC to own a pet, as we have no pet food store, no Veterinary Service, and no dog park. The leadership of this city are aware of the benefits of having a dog park in a community, they have consistently bent the rules to ensure that our more affluent neighbors have access to one. At this point, our city chooses to neglect the wishes of its residents in Ward 7 by refusing to build or communicate about the status of the Texas Avenue Dog Park.”

Recent Stories

“Ring in the Holiday Season at City Ridge’s Two-Day Artisan Market and Tree Lighting Enjoy Live Performances, Holiday Crafts, Seasonal Bites, Santa and more in Northwest DC” From a press…

Thanks to Kevin for sending “Cooper’s hawk in a Crestwood backyard” ***If you spot a hawk, any interesting wildlife or celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk, and get a good photo please…

December 3, 2015 at 10:10am Almost exactly eight years ago… “The owner promised me a free bottle of wine if I’d chuck this thing out” If you spot a hawk,…

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and…

You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
Get your tickets now!

Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor

Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Unreserved $125
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Cocktail Attire

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Come solve a crime that took place in Takoma Park 130 years ago!

HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!

Bookings are now open for game dates in January through April 2024. The game generally takes place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM but special arrangements can be made upon request. It is designed to be played by a group of 3 to 6 people (ages 16+) and lasts for one hour. No prior escape room experience is needed to enjoy the game.

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Mount Pleasant Whiskey Tasting.

Join us at Spirits & Spice DC Store as we embark on a spirited journey with the co-owner of the Mount Pleasant Club Whiskey.

Brace yourselves for an unforgettable whiskey-tasting experience where we’ll not only indulge in the smoothness of

Menopause Relief: Bebloom Gummies Launch Party at Ms. Moxie’s Moon…

Unlock the secret to menopause serenity at Ms. Moxie’s Moon Shop on Saturday, December 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This free event celebrates the exclusive launch of bebloom menopause gummies, a groundbreaking supplement designed for women and crafted


Subscribe to our mailing list