Raymond Recreation Outdoor Spaces Officially Open Today with Mayor Gray Ribbon Cutting

Raymond Recreation from the north.

Raymond Recreation from the north.

At long last, the reconstruction of Raymond Recreation Center is finished. The new building hosted a ribbon cutting on March 16th and has been in active use since then. However, the outdoor playground, tennis courts, and athletic fields have only recently been completed.

Raymond is conveniently located near Columbia Heights, Petworth, and Park View, so I’m sure it will be a heavily used asset to the greater community.

In visiting the site, the outdoor spaces looked great. I haven’t had a chance to visit the building yet but have heard great things about it.

Below is the official announcement for today’s ribbon cutting, scheduled for 10:00 a.m.


Executive Office of the Mayor

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 9, 2013

CONTACT:     John Stokes (DPR) 202.288.7275; john.stokes@dc.gov

Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Cut Ribbon on New Raymond Recreation Center Playground

Playground Features the Eclipse Net Climber, First in the Country

WHAT/WHO:     Mayor Vincent C. Gray; Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser; Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Director Jesús Aguirre; Department of General Services (DGS) Director Brian Hanlon; other government officials; and ANC 4C06 Commissioner Vann-Di Galloway will join Raymond community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated Raymond Recreation Center Playground.

 WHEN:        Monday, August 12, 2013
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:       Raymond Recreation Center Playground
3725 10th Street NW

 BACKGROUND:   The newly renovated Raymond Recreation Center opened in March 2013, and the playground is the 6th of 32 play spaces to be completed under Mayor Gray’s citywide Play DC  initiative. The play space will feature new state-of-the-art equipment and an Eclipse® Net Climber, the first installed in the country. Amenities also include the “we-saw,” a multi-seat see-saw; the Pulse Tempo, an interactive, multi-sensory game; a new PebbleFlex® safety surface; bio-retention areas; ADA accessibility; an artificial turf field; game tables; a shade pavilion with picnic tables; tennis and basketball courts; and more.

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