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From the National Parks Service:
“WHAT: See stunning beauty and experience diverse Latin, Asian and African traditions at the annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival. Join the National Park Service for the kickoff of the weeklong festival that celebrates diverse cultures and welcomes new audiences to the park.
WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 2017; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave NE
Performance Lineup (more…)
1700 block of Columbia Road, NW
From the LINE Hotel:
“A neighborhood gathering space for over 100 years, Unity Park will re-open to the Adams Morgan community on Saturday, July 15. All are welcome and invited to join the LINE Hotel team and our community partners (including AMYLA, Full Service Radio, and more) from 11am – 2pm for snacks, refreshments, and family-friendly art activations.”
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May seem obvious to some but a good reminder not to be complacent:
“I had my purse and phone stolen at Banneker pool two summers ago, and I know this is a pretty regular occurrence at this time of year. I now lock my stuff up in a locker with a padlock which helps me relax and enjoy my swim a lot more.
A few weeks ago as I was leaving Banneker pool, I overheard another swimmer reporting her bag was stolen and just this past weekend, someone sitting near me on the pool deck had their phone swiped.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announces that beginning Friday, June 30, spray parks will operate from of 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
. Additionally, in observance of the Independence Day holiday all DPR administrative offices, summer camps, recreation/community centers and indoor aquatic facilities will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Outdoor aquatic centers will operate from noon to 6 pm on Tuesday, July 4th.
DPR PERMITS, FIELDS AND COURTS: (more…)
Check out this cool video Eric Fidler posted to Twitter:
It took 26 years, but the Klingle Valley Trail has reopened. pic.twitter.com/nF7ZsEEPsN
— Eric Fidler (@EricFidler) June 25, 2017
From a press release:
“Mayor Bowser cut the ribbon on the new Klingle Valley Trail and celebrated by leading the trail’s inaugural community walk/ride. The event showcased the new trail that stretches from Woodley Park through Cleveland Park and Mount Pleasant and connects to Rock Creek Park. The Mayor was joined by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif Dormsjo, the Klingle Valley Trail project team, Washington Area Bicyclist Association representatives, and community members.
“Back in 2015, we started this project with two goals in mind: turn a washed-out roadway into a beautiful, new trail, and protect Klingle Valley from traffic and pollution,” said Mayor Bowser. “Today, the Klingle Valley Trail, our first road-to-trail project, offers a safe route for bikers and walkers to connect through our Northwest neighborhoods and into Rock Creek Park, and its updated, sustainable infrastructure means we will be able to enjoy this new trail for years to come.” (more…)
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Do you know if I’d be able to take a baby tent to Meridian Hill Park? Are tents allowed?”
“Experience diverse cultures and stunning beauty at the annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival, July 15-22, 2017. Join the National Park Service for the festival kickoff on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the natural wetlands of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens.
See spectacular 3-foot-tall lotuses and vibrantly colored lilies during peak bloom at the only national park focused on growing aquatic plants. Celebrate culture, nature and community with live music and dancing performances, lotus tea tasting, gardening workshops, live animal programs and many more activities that highlight Latin, Asian and African traditions. (more…)
2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
Outdoor pools now open weekdays!! Important reminder from DPR:
“Weekday hours for outdoor pools begin Monday, June 19.”
Today in people driving poorly…Thanks to Raya for sending from Rock Creek Park.
Ed. Note: Good freaking grief.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ian Livingston
“The National Park Service will drain the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool starting Sunday, June 11 for cleaning and treatment of a water-borne parasite that has affected the local duck population. The pool should be refilled and operational again on Monday, June 19.
Beginning May 20 and 21, approximately 80 ducklings have been found deceased in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Necropsy performed on the ducks by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center suggests the cause of death was high levels of parasites that develop and grow in snails that live in the pool. Chemical treatments alone are not sufficient to fully reduce the parasite and snail population, so the pool must be drained and cleaned. (more…)