Photo by Cody
Huzzah!! I’ve been having lots of folks asking for updates on this.
From a press release:
“Calling all kids and their canine friends! The NoMa Parks Foundation will celebrate the completion of Swampoodle Park with an inaugural Wallholla climb and dog procession on the morning of Saturday, November 17, at 11:00 a.m. Located at the intersection of 3rd and L streets NE, the 8,000-plus-square-foot park — previously a vacant lot for which condominiums were once planned — offers a play structure for children, a dedicated space for dogs, and public seating, as well as trees and other plantings. Swampoodle Park was designed by District landscape architecture firm Lee and Associates, with substantial input from the NoMa community provided through multiple public meetings and surveys. (more…)
Photo from last year by Stan Engebretson
From an email:
“Following in the footsteps of last year’s inaugural Opera Outside event, Washington Concert Opera (WCO) will stage another performance this year again at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park in partnership with Washington Parks & People. The performance is free to the public and will take place at 11:00 am on October 27th, 2018 near the Joan of Arc statue on the top field. Attendees are encouraged to come early to reserve a good spot and bring a picnic blanket. Children and dogs are welcome. (more…)
via National Park Service
Thanks to Rick for sharing this incredibly exciting news from the National Park Service:
“The National Park Service has scheduled an informational meeting on October 17, 2018 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Library (3160 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010) to present details about upcoming restoration work at Meridian Hill Park. Meridian Hill Park, a National Historic Landmark located at 15th St. & Euclid St., NW, Washington, DC, initially opened to the public in 1936. The newest phase of rehabilitation and restoration work, expected to start in fall 2019, will focus primarily on the park’s Lower Plaza–including (more…)
From the National Parks Service:
“Beginning Monday, September 24, the National Park Service will start work to improve the bicycle and pedestrian trail that connects the north end of the 14th Street Bridge with East Basin Drive near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The project will widen and improve the trail surface, correct a dangerous slope along the path and improve the crosswalks and crosswalk markings across East Basin Drive. At the same time, a two-way cycle track will be installed in one lane of East Basin Drive where it passes the Jefferson Memorial, providing a dedicated and protected route for cyclists. (more…)
Photo courtesy of Casey Trees
“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the locations of 28 parks that will be installed in celebration of PARK(ing) Day, September 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The temporary installations will be located in five of the District’s eight wards.
“This year PARK(ing) Day coincides with Car Free Day which is a perfect time to celebrate all of the creative alternatives for curbside space,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
Ed. Note: To be clear, OP is kidding around with this note, I mean it happened but obviously she is kidding around. I preface this because history has taught me that some will be confused.
I may have fallen for someone this weekend… I can’t stop thinking about this guy I encountered in Rock Creek Park. (Fair warning: this might be long, but why should love have a character limit?)
It was a beautiful Sunday in the park, and people were out picnicking, biking, hiking, running, and walking. As I ran past Peirce Mill, a cyclist caught my eye – swarthy, lean, coral shorts. Fortunately the opportunity to initiate contact presented itself: he had sped by the sign instructing cyclists to walk their bikes. (more…)
from last year’s cleanup courtesy Ocean Conservancy
UPDATE: “We decided to postpone tomorrow’s cleanup given Hurricane Florence. We have rescheduled it for October 13th”
From a press release: (more…)
“Visitors enjoying the sun and fishing along the river during the 2017 Anacostia River Festival.” courtesy National Park Service
From a press release:
“As part of a three-year effort to revitalize Anacostia Park, the National Park Foundation announced today a $861,000 grant to support the park’s efforts to expand relationships with local businesses and government agencies. The grant will help the park strengthen philanthropic ties and encourage people to enjoy the unique recreational and educational activities in Anacostia Park.
August 31 marks the 100th anniversary of Anacostia Park, and new community liaison Akiima Price is focused on connecting neighbors from D.C. Wards 7 and 8 directly to the park. (more…)
Thanks to Grant for sending:
“Looks like they are finally starting work to fix the fountain in Meridian Hill Park.
No construction workers present. But at least it’s something!”
And thanks to Mike for sending a shot of some work in progress:
801 Taylor Street, NW. Photos by Sarah Gabriel
Thanks to Sarah for sending the Futsal news:
“DC United , DC Scores, DPR, Friends of Petworth Park all celebrating together! Free ice cream truck plus pickup/ scrimmage with DC United players officiating. Hot but it did not slow anyone down. Please Spread the word so others who enjoy the beautiful game can come and enjoy this public space!” (more…)