Washington, DC


5100 Southern Avenue, SE via DPR

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser joined residents to kick off the District’s outdoor pool season with the “Jump in, DC” celebratory event and cut the ribbon on the renovated and rechristened Woody Ward (formerly Benning Park) Recreation Center. The Mayor also announced Washington, DC regained its #1 spot as the top ranked park system in the country by The Trust for Public Land.

“DC is ready for summer and all the joy and DPR programming that it brings. We are especially excited that this summer we can reopen our pools and spray parks,” said Mayor Bowser. “We know that – because we invest in them and prioritize them – DC has fantastic outdoor spaces, playgrounds, and recreation centers. We’re happy to receive recognition for our park system, and even happier to deliver facilities like Woody Ward to our residents.”

DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) outdoor pools and spray parks will open Saturday, May 29, and remain open through Monday, May 31. Pools will operate on a weekend-only schedule (Saturday and Sunday) through Sunday, June 27. Starting Monday, June 28, all outdoor pools will operate on individual summer schedules, six days a week, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. All DPR spray parks open Saturday, May 29 and operate daily thereafter, from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. DPR’s aquatic inventory includes 18 outdoor pools, 11 indoor pools, 33 spray parks and three children’s pools. For more information on the summer outdoor pool schedule, visit: dpr.dc.gov/page/outdoor-pools.

The newly renovated, $11 million Woody Ward Recreation Center is a two-story building with an outdoor pool and 24,000 square-feet of exterior and interior improvements. Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are conducting a death investigation following the shooting of a young child in the 600 block of 46thPlace, Southeast, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at approximately 8:15 pm.

Members of the Sixth District responded to a shooting call that occurred inside of a residence, and upon arrival located a toddler suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The toddler was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The decedent has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Maryland, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 3 year-old Ms. Dalis Cox, of Southeast.

Investigation into this death is continuing. Preliminary information shows the shooting may have been the result of another child having found and been playing with a firearm that discharged, striking the decedent.”

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