Next update meeting on playground enhancements at the Petworth Rec Center

Next update meeting on playground enhancements at the Petworth Rec Center

Learn more details about the proposed playground and splash park changes and other upgrades, and offer feedback to the architects and designers.

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A look at the proposed designs for the renovation of Petworth playground

A look at the proposed designs for the renovation of Petworth playground

The Department of Parks & Recreation and the Department of General Services held a meeting on Monday, August 5th to share their plans for renovations coming to the playground and splash park at the Petworth Recreation Center.

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Meeting about updates to the Petworth Recreation Center set for early August

Meeting about updates to the Petworth Recreation Center set for early August

Two years ago the DC city budget had money set aside for renovations to the Petworth Recreation Center. The DC Department of Parks and Recreation held a series of meetings with the community to discuss what those changes could look like, and sent out surveys.

Now, they’re ready to discuss next steps.

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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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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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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 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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Petworth Park set for renovations in Mayor's budget

Petworth Park set for renovations in Mayor's budget

In the mayor’s recent budget request for DC, $2 million dollars has been earmarked for improvements at the popular Petworth Park and Recreation Center (8th and Taylor Streets NW). The park is heavily used by the community, from kids having a great time in the spray park in the summer and playing on the playground almost year round, while the grassy area is used for soccer and other outdoor activities, including the summertime Petworth Jazz Project. Here’s what that money could bring…

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