Posted tagged ‘recreation’

Don’t Forget Neighborhood Walking Tours This Weekend!

September 24, 2010

Earlier this month, I alerted folks that the semiannual Cultural Tourism DC WalkingTown tours had been scheduled. This program is a great way to get to know the city, particularly areas and neighborhoods that are a little less traveled.

This fall’s schedule includes a tour I’ll be leading around Park View. The tour lasts about two hours and covers points of interest between Rock Creek Church Road and Irving Street. If you are interested in this tour it will begin and end at the east entrance of the Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro station.

For a description of other tours, including dates, times, and descriptions, you can get the full list by going to the Cultural Tourism DC Web site.

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Fun Saturday Programs at the Park View Rec Center: this Week, AGAPE Dance Crew

September 23, 2010

The FUN SATURDAY program at the Park View Rec Center is going strong and has a season of events in store for area children.You can check out the entire fall schedule here.

This Saturday they will be hosting a professional dance crew who will be performing and giving free dance workshops to the kids. Weather permitting they will perform on the basketball courts starting at 1 pm.

This will be followed on October 2nd with a program that includes a scientist who will be doing some  fascinating experiments for the kids. If you haven’t participated in the programs before, you might want to check them out.

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Columbia Heights Day Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010

August 19, 2010

Our neighbor to the west is hosting the 4th annual Columbia Heights Day a week from this Saturday. The community celebration features live music and dance, family activities, local artisans, food and more.

Those wanting to know more can find it after the jump>> (more…)

Kiddie July 4th Parade Scheduled for Saturday

July 1, 2010

Fourth of July parade in Takoma Park, 1923

This Saturday, July 3rd, there is going to be an Independence day Parade for area youngsters. It is being organized as part of the Park View Kids Zone’s Fun Saturday program.

They plan is to gather at the little house on Princeton Place around 11 a.m. and decorate bikes, wagons, and participants in red, white, and blue. The parade will start around noon.

After parading around the block and returning to the Rec Center, the afternoon will be filled with hot dogs and swimming.

All are welcome, young and old.  The organizers hope to make this a big family neighborhood event by next year. Parents interested in finding out more can email Angela Strange or call her at 615-496-0834.

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New Park Morton Playground Opened

May 28, 2010

Mayor Fenty, Councilmember Graham, and Park Morton Community at ribbon cutting (Image from dc.gov Web site)

With eyes on Bruce-Monroe, the DC budget, the future of Streetcars, and Morgan’s Seafood this week, the newly reconstructed playground at Park Morton was likely overlooked by many. The news release of Tuesday’s (5/25) ribbon cutting is below:

Swoosh: Fenty and Ward 1 Residents Score Big at Park Morton Ribbon Cutting

Today, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, DC Housing Authority Interim Executive Director Adrianne Todman and Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham joined Ward 1 residents and neighbors to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the newly reconstructed playground and resurfaced basketball court at Park Morton Housing Development.

The new playground includes modern equipment, swings, and benches in a secure fenced area as well as a resurfaced basketball court. Installing a new playground is the beginning of a comprehensive revitalization plan for the Park Morton Housing Development, which is a New Communities Initiative revitalization project administered by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED).

“The New Communities revitalization of Park Morton has several exciting components and will benefit all neighborhood residents,” said Mayor Fenty. “Replacing the playground is just the start of all of the exciting things to come at Park Morton.”

The Park Morton New Communities revitalization project is expected to produce more than 500 mixed-income residential units, 10,000 square feet of green space and a 4,000 square foot community center. The first phase of the Park Morton New Communities project is expected to begin before the end of the year with the construction of 83 off-site housing units.

The Park Morton revitalization project benefits from close proximity to the Petworth Metro station and other public investment along Lower Georgia Avenue including the Fenty administration’s Great Streets Initiative.

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