11th and Monroe Triangle Park Renovation Breaks Ground

At long last, the renovation of the triangle park at 11th and Monroe is officially underway. On Monday August 15th at 1 p.m., Mayor Vincent C. Gray began the groundbreaking ceremonies by speaking about the importance of public green spaces and parks and how they are essential to communities.

The Mayor also took the opportunity to refer to the site’s original use as the old streetcar loop that was the northern terminus of the line on 11th Street. While on the subject of streetcars the Mayor spoke briefly about the plan to bring streetcars back to the District and confirmed his commitment to the project.

After the traditional shovel groundbreaking, Mayor Gray got the honor of getting behind the controls of the backhoe allowing him to scoop more earth than the ceremonial shovels had

But, the star of the day was the park. In addition to Mayor Gray other speakers included DPR Director Jesús Aguirre, Councilmember Jim Graham’s Chief of Staff Calvin Woodland, and ANC 1A Commissioners Laina Aquiline (1A05) and Kent Boese (1A08). Woodland referred specifically to how important this project was to the community and Councilmember Graham and cited the many years it has taken to get the project underway. Related to Woodland’s remarks, Director Aguirre spoke about the many public meetings and inclusiveness of area stakeholders in the planning of the park. Both Commissioners Aquiline and Boese expressed the importance of parks and green spaces to young families and communities that have little green space to speak of.

Those wanting to keep up to date on this project can refer to DPR’s Web page devoted to the park project. More information is expected to be posted on it as the development progresses. You can also see the final design of the park by going here>>

Commissioners Aquiline and Boese represented ANC 1A at the groundbreaking, seen here with Mayor Gray


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2 Comments on “11th and Monroe Triangle Park Renovation Breaks Ground”

  1. Joe Says:

    The whinos that inhabit that park are going no where. They have camped out in the alley. The new park will be no place for children.

  2. […] cutting is tentatively scheduled for March 3rd. Additional details on that  are still coming. The groundbreaking for the park’s renovation occurred on August 15, putting the duration of the work at six […]

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