Update on Park View Athletic Field Renovation

Future athletic field coming The current word on the street is that the renovation of the athletic field at the Rec Center won’t begin until this fall, which will be a year after it was first announced. Much of the delay has been due to difficulty in its funding — first when the contracts were questioned last year and more recently when Councilmember Marion Barry filed disapproval resolutions that included the project — which he later withdrew.

Now that the full swing of the season has begun, the project can’t move forward without major disruption to local youth and programs using the field.

If there is a bright side to this delay, it would be that the resurfacing of the basketball court is now being considered as part of the scope of work to be preformed. Only time will tell if the fall schedule sticks.


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3 Comments on “Update on Park View Athletic Field Renovation”

  1. warderst Says:

    Is there any way to ask them to consider resurfacing the playground as well? Most of the newer playgrounds have rubber or rubber tiles.

  2. db Says:

    What’s wrong with the basketball court?

  3. Kent Says:

    What I’d like to see is a big picture approach to the entire Rec Center property with all its amenities factored in. I’m not sure if this has been done or not. The reworking of the pool is something that took me by surprise as it was something that wasn’t discussed at the community level (to the best of my knowledge). At present, it seems to me that improvements are happening piecemeal. I also haven’t looked closely at the basketball court to be familiar with its shortcomings.

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