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Completed lower plaza of Meridian Hill Park. NPS Photo

Ed. Note: This is the first time I’ve seen an official release from the National Park Service that says “Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcolm X Park”

From a press release:

“Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcolm X Park, has reopened after the National Park Service (NPS) constructed an accessible route through the lower plaza level and restored its distinctive historic landscape and architectural features. Read More

Thanks to Shayla, Mitch and Jerome for sending:

“After two years of work, the lower level is very nice which includes access for those not able previously to access the lower level.”

“It looks like the work is basically done. The “Do Not Enter” signs and fencing are gone and you can walk around except on some of the turf. Of course, Read More

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Thanks to C. for sending: “Small section on north side of park is roped off and has a fresh layer of sod. Let’s hope park service covers the entire lawn!”

Ed. Note: I recently asked NPS about the status of the fountains at the park and was told:

“we aren’t certain about spring 2023 for turning on the fountains. It will be dependent what short-term fixes are needed, but we are hopeful. The bigger rehabilitation need has been scoped and funding for that hasn’t been identified as of yet.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, December 17, 2022, in the 1700 Block of Euclid Street, Northwest.

At approximately 10:07 pm, Third District officers responded to the listed location for the report of a person struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Read More

From the Open Goal Project:

“Join us at the Josephine Butler Parks Center for a celebration of soccer and community! We will be showing both World Cup quarterfinal games, first at 10 a.m. and then at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 9 a.m., and will remain open until the conclusion of the second quaterfinal game, around 4 p.m. We are encouraging people to buy tickets ahead of time for planning purposes. Tickets will be available for walkup purchase the day of the event but will increase in price to $50. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

What’s happening to Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park? This beautiful and unique urban park has been largely closed for over a year. While the National park service is having repairs done to the lower plaza, the rest of the park is open but severely neglected. Walkways are crumbling, weeds are growing out of control. The fountain is again turned off and getting overgrown.”

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