The following announcement was sent out on various listservs yesterday. Knowing that playgrounds, recreation, and greenspace is of great concern to everyone in the community, I wanted to make sure that as many people were aware of the new Parks and Recreation Master Plan as possible.
I particularly like that there is a significant Historic Preservation Review component that will engage in an historic context study of the District related to the physical evolution of the parks and recreation system and inventory and analyze key sites for their historical integrity. Detailed project information can be found here.
If you want to learn more or participate, the June 20th meeting will be held at Raymond Recreation Center.
Full press release below:
DPR and DC Office on Planning Announce The Parks and Recreation Master Plan For the District
Over 30 Organizations, Community Stakeholders and Residents Are Invited to Participate in this New City-Wide Initiative
DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact: John Stokes, (202) 288-7275, email: john.stokes (at) dc.gov
OP Media Contact: Tanya Stern, (202) 442-7635, email: tanya.stern (at) dc.gov
(Washington, DC) Today, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the DC Office of Planning (OP), in collaboration with consulting firm AECOM, announced a new city-wide initiative titled “The Parks and Recreation Master Plan” for the District of Columbia. DPR, OP and AECOM have been working together with 30 additional government, community and private sector organizations to develop the beginning phase of the District’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This plan will guide a new, bold and strategic vision for advancing the District’s parks and recreation resources and help District residents, workers and visitors Move, Grow, and Be Green.
All District residents are asked to participate in planning the District’s park system for the next ten years. A variety of outreach tools including an online forum, public workshops, and an official “launch” at Mayor Gray’s One City Summer Kickoff, held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at RFK Stadium (Lots 6 & 7) will be available to engage citizens, collect feedback and gather information to create the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan project team is interested in hearing residents’ ideas on the District’s overall parks system, including what is working well, areas that could use improvement, and large-scale ideas to be considered for implementation over the next ten years. (more…)