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Park View Athletic Field to be Repaired in Spring 2020

October 1, 2019

The Park View athletic field has been offline since June 20, 2019.

Yesterday, I received word from the Department of General Services (DGS) that the athletic field at the Park View Recreation Center will be repaired in the Spring of 2020 due to the availability of FY20 funding.

The field has been unavailable for sports use since June 20, 2019, when the DGS sent out notice that it was one of 13 fields that had failed their annual G-MAX testing.

While DGS had initially planned to move quickly with the repairs, a review of the scope of work needed for the field to be brought into compliance resulted in a need to secure funding. The reason DGS is waiting until the spring to undertake repairs is due to planning around weather.

This news actually comes at a good time, as the Park View UNC is hosting a Community Forum on the Safety of Playgrounds and Artificial Turf Fields in DC, sponsored by the Park View UNC and DC Safe Healthy Playing Fields at the Park View Rec Center on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 7 pm. More information on the event can be found here.

The athletic field at the Park View Recreation Center.

Summer Youth Basketball Tournament to Begin at Park View Recreation Center Today

July 8, 2019

Staff at the Park View Recreation Center have provided an outline of the 2019 Brian T. Davis Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament that will be at the center this summer. The tournament is set to begin today (weather permitting) and run through August 23rd.

Here are the details:

  • The tournament is for boys ages 16-18
  • 8 Teams will participate
  • It will run from July 8th to August 23rd (8 weeks)
  • Games will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (3 days a week)
  • There will be two games a day
  • The last game is planned to be over by 9:45-10:00 pm for clean-up/clear out before the rec center closes.

Athletic Fields at Park View Rec Center and Tubman Elementary School Fail Annual G-MAX Safety Tests

June 25, 2019

Park View Soccer Field is closed until repairs can be made to improve its safety.

On June 20th, the Department of General Services (DGS) sent out notice that they had begun their annual shock attenuation, or G-MAX testing, of the District’s 54 synthetic turf fields. As of last week, 13 fields had failed their G-MAX test out of 30 tested so far. Seven of the fields are in need of additional infill in order to return to compliance, however, six fields — including the athletic fields at Park View Recreation Center and Harriet Tubman Elementary School — will require more extensive repair.

All 13 fields were taken off-line immediately in order that the necessary adjustments and repairs could be made.  The extensive repair work could take up to two weeks; fields needing additional infill will require 1-2 days.

Below is the list DGS provided showing the fields that need to be repaired.

In speaking directly with DGS, I learned that they were scheduled to be on site at the Park View field on June 24th to inspect the field and assess the appropriate measures to repair the field and reopen it for community use.

You can read more about G-MAX and the testing at the DGS G-MAX webpage which includes the individual reports.

LAYC to Restore Park View Rec Center Mural This Summer

May 13, 2019

The mural at the Park View Recreation Center when it was completed in 2010

This summer, the Latin American Youth Center will be restoring and touching up the mural on the south side of the Park View Recreation Center. The mural is ten years old and is beginning to suffer from pealing paint, etc. The lead artist for the restoration project will be Luis Peralta, with funding coming from the DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities.

This project will not change the design of the mural, however there may be an attempt at touching up the portraits so that they are more accurate representations of the  notables they honor — namelyn Malcolm X, Thurgood Marshall, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Frederick Douglass.

New Fashion Tailoring Program at Park View Recreation Center

January 17, 2018

Park View Field House at the Recreation Center

I’ve been informed that the Park View Recreation Center now has a tailoring program, located in the Field House building. The program is Tuesday through Thursday, 1-7 pm. The program is free.

Below is an overview of the program for anyone interested in participating.

Fashion Tailoring Program
(Free Community Program (for adults and teens))

Schedule
Tuesday 1:00-7:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-7:00pm
Thursday 1:00-7:00pm

Instructor: Jhaz Phifer
Location: Park View Recreation (Field House) 693 Otis Place NW Washington DC 20009

Curriculum

  • Basic Tailoring and Alterations
  • Hat making

For all your basic tailoring and alterations feel free to bring items to the center (field house).

Contact
Jhaz the Tailor
202-609-2217

Park View Field House Renovation Nearly Finished

August 7, 2015

This will probably be the final update on the Park View Field House at the recreation center before the project is completed. It is essentially completed now, and the majority of punch list items are expected to be completed by Wednesday, August 12, 2015, including removal of the temporary construction fence.

Below are photos of the (nearly) finished project.

Park View Field House

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Park View rec center interior

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Park View Recreation Gets New Safety Netting

July 22, 2015

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A new wall of netting was installed at Park View Recreation Center on Tuesday to address the issue of soccer balls sailing into the covered seating area. This is an excellent addition and one that many have advocated for to date. The soccer field and basketball courts are heavily used and this addresses a longstanding safety issue.

Its also good to see the that the recreation center continues to be maintained and improved.

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