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Resurfaced Basketball Courts, Renovated Field Comming to Park View Recreation Center

April 26, 2011

Basketball court at the Park View Recreation Center

The on-again off-again renovation of the Park View Recreation Center’s facilities appears to be gaining some traction again. The renovation of the athletic field first hit a snag in December 2009 when the funding of fields was reviewed by the D.C. Council.

The $1.2M for the Park View field eventually got the green light only to be sidelined in July 2010 when the community expressed that it had not been involved in the planning and programming of the site. DPR has finally developed plans for the site and will host a Community Meeting on Thursday, May 5th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rec Center to give the community the opportunity to review the plans and make comments and suggestions. Renovations of the field will not commence until the active season winds down.

More immediately, upgrades to the basketball court will begin on April 28 and are scheduled to be completed by May 20. The courts will be unavailable for use during this time. The scope of work for the courts includes:

  • Resurfacing of court surface;
  • New bleacher seating;
  • New goals; and
  • A portable scoreboard.

The Park View Rec Center hosts an annual basketball tournament each summer. Staff at the Rec Center tell me that this year’s tournament is scheduled to run from May 23, 2011, through August 12, 2011, Monday-Friday from 6-9 p.m.

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Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for Saturday — Donations Appreciated

April 19, 2011

Children participating in Easter activities at the White House, April 2, 1923

Angela Strange and her Park View Kids Zone program has scheduled an Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday April 23, 2011. The entire community is invited to participate. They will have Easter crafts and activities all day from Noon to 4 p.m.

The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 2 p.m. on the field at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place). For those that can not attend but want to contribute, Mrs. Strange indicated that they are in need of plastic Easter eggs and candy donations. If anyone is interested in donating either of these items please contact Mrs. Angela at 615-496-0834. They can arrange pick up or folks can drop donations off at the Rec Center’s field house from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, or Saturday’s from Noon-4 p.m.

While area Easter events are generally associated with the White House (above photo), this hasn’t always been necessarily so. Though the picture quality is low, the image below documents an egg-rolling event near the ponds of the Soldiers’ Home that occurred on April 5, 1926.

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2011 Spring Tournament of Games is Tomorrow, April 9

April 8, 2011


What: Checkers, Chess, Spades, Bid Whist, Dominoes {2}, Horseshoes, Basketball

Where: 14th and Girard (Obama) Park at 14th and Girard Streets

When: Saturday, April 9, 2011, from Noon to 5 p.m.

Free Refreshments with Sounds

A very worthwhile event that enhances the quality of living for the greater Columbia Heights community that so many diversified persons (anticipation of some 1,000) attend and enjoy in a wholesome recreational and safe environment.

If you have the time, check it out. It’s a great way for old and new neighbors to get to know each other and have fun.

UPDATE — Please note: in the event of inclimate weather the alternate site for the Spring Tournament of Games will be in the social rooms/courtyard of 2900 14th Street, NW (CHVA).

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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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