Volunteer at Grant Circle for National Public Lands Day on Sunday the 23rd

Volunteer at Grant Circle for National Public Lands Day on Sunday the 23rd

Here in Petworth, neighbor Carol Herwig, who regularly cleans up Grant Circle, is planning a clean-up of the small triangular park north of Grant Circle on Sunday, September 22nd at 10am.

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Update: Piney Branch Parkway Rehab starts next week

Update: Piney Branch Parkway Rehab starts next week

Piney Branch Parkway, which runs from Arkansas Avenue NW down to Beach Drive, is terrible. The roadway doesn't have potholes, it has some random flat and smooth spots surrounded by gouges, bumps, crevices and canyons. Finally, the National Park Service is getting the road resurfaced, and it all starts on May 29th at 9am.

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Sherman Circle (finally) gets a place to rest your weary feet

Sherman Circle (finally) gets a place to rest your weary feet

I am thrilled to report the National Park Service (NPS) installed four benches in Sherman Circle. This is the result of residents' requests and passion, and support from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D, Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Todd, and 4C Commissioner Joe Martin.  

Guest post by ANC 4D Commissioner Amy Hemingway.

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Beach Drive closes 9/22, things will get snarly for months

Beach Drive closes 9/22, things will get snarly for months

If you enjoy taking Piney Branch to the Rock Creek Parkway, then up toward Tilden or south toward downtown, you need to start looking for alternative routes.

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Join Friends of Grant Circle, NPS and your neighbors to keep the Circle beautiful

Join Friends of Grant Circle, NPS and your neighbors to keep the Circle beautiful

The National Park Service is turning 100 next August, and they’re kicking off their centennial celebrations on September 26th with a city-wide celebration — cleaning parks.

They’re looking to work with community members to help maintain and improve the parks in our area, including Grant Circle. Petworth neighbors Carol Herwig and George Morgan are partnering with NPS to launch a new Friends of Grant Circle group that will team up with NPS to help maintain the park in the Circle. The Friends will take care of things that don’t fall under “normal” maintenance and be the “eyes and ears” of the Circle for NPS.

Read more about the Friends of Grant Circle and the upcoming celebration on September 26th, after the break:

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