Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

Budget approved for Roosevelt HS pool to open for public use

The DC Council has passed two votes so far on approving additional funding for the construction and other changes needed to open the pool at Roosevelt High School for local residential use. Another vote and Mayoral approval still need to be done.

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Help clean up Petworth and Raymond Rec Centers this Saturday

Help clean up Petworth and Raymond Rec Centers this Saturday

The Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a cleanup of Petworth and Raymond Recreation Centers on Saturday, April 20th from 10am - 1pm.

The day starts at Raymond Rec at 3725 10th Street NW and will end at Petworth Rec at 801 Taylor St NW.

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Petworth Playground renovations still planned, just delayed

Petworth Playground renovations still planned, just delayed

The playground at the Petworth Recreation Center has been scheduled for renovations since the budget passed in October 2017. The last meeting held by the Department of Parks and Recreation was in May 2018 to review the results of a residents’ survey DPR conducted. So where are we now?

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DPR officially opens futsal mini-pitch at Petworth Park

DPR officially opens futsal mini-pitch at Petworth Park

If you're into soccer or just want to know what the hullabaloo is about, the Department of Parks and Recreation is putting on an official "grand opening" of the soccer mini-pitch at the Petworth Recreation Center on Monday, August 6th at 2pm. 

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How a soccer mini-pitch replaced a basketball court at Petworth Playground

How a soccer mini-pitch replaced a basketball court at Petworth Playground

DPR made a deal with the US Soccer Foundation, who proposed giving money to create a series of hard surface soccer mini-pitches across the city, and the USSF wanted the first one to coincide with the opening of Audi Field. DPR decided that Petworth Playground would be the location.

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List of closed pools & spray parks due to DC Water issues

List of closed pools & spray parks due to DC Water issues

According to the Department of Parks and Recreation, here is a list of the pools and spray parks closed to the DC Water issue. Upshur pool and the Petworth spray park are definitely closed. They should reopen tomorrow (Saturday). Here’s a list…

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DPR to turn off spray park at Petworth Playground for maintenance fix

DPR to turn off spray park at Petworth Playground for maintenance fix

The water pressure in the little park has seemed very lackluster this year, and I'm sure this fix is welcome news for many of our littlest neighbors.


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Join DPR for free movie nights: Black Panther at the Petworth Park

Join DPR for free movie nights: Black Panther at the Petworth Park

Join DPR at 8:30pm on the lawn area of Petworth Playground for a free showing of Black Panther. Bring a blanket, some treats (popcorn!) and drinks but leave the puppies at home (their rules).


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Rules of the pools... what you need to know about using DPR community pools

Rules of the pools... what you need to know about using DPR community pools

The Department of Parks and Recreation has 21 outdoor pools and 11 indoor pools, and they all have the same rules for using them, including what you can wear, what toys you can bring into the water, and what you can do while there. If you don't follow the rules, you could be asked to leave.

That happened on June 9th to a teen that one person said had been doing nothing but sitting on a lounge chair and had not attempted to go swimming, and another witness says the teen was verbally abusive and left on her own.

So what are the rules?

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DPR presents survey results on Petworth Park renovations

DPR presents survey results on Petworth Park renovations

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) presented next steps for a $2 million renovation of Petworth Park, located at at 8th and Taylor Street, as well as the results of a survey asking residents about changes they would like to see to the popular outdoor space. The park renovation will take place this fall and winter, following a request for proposal (RFP) and design period which kicks off imminently.

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DPR to present next steps in Petworth Playground renovations

DPR to present next steps in Petworth Playground renovations

DPR and DGS are holding another meeting on Monday, May 7th from 6:30-8pm at the Petworth Library (basement community room) to discuss the upcoming renovations.


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DPR survey asks for your opinions on the Petworth Playground renovation

DPR survey asks for your opinions on the Petworth Playground renovation

The Petworth Playground at 8th and Taylor Streets NW is getting a $2 million makeover, and the Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of General Services (DGS) just released a survey asking for your opinion on the changes. You can take the survey in one of three languages and help shape what the playground will look like and what features it will have. The survey will close in three weeks.

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