WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Mayor Vincent Gray is urging DC residents to offer feedback on plans for playground improvements around the city.

The Playground Improvement Project – an initiative launched by the Mayor earlier this year – will be the largest set of playground improvements in the city’s history.

The multi-year, citywide project will evaluate, improve and upkeep playgrounds in the Department of Parks and Recreation inventory.

“My One City Action Plan includes as one of its main goals improving the quality of life for every child and adult in the District, and the Play DC initiative is crucial to achieving that goal,” Mayor Gray said. “That’s why getting a broad sampling of public feedback is necessary, and I urge residents to attend the feedback sessions on the project at their local playgrounds.”

Gray says the feedback sessions will take place in two phases:

The first phase provides residents and children with an overview of the projects, while giving them a chance to provide feedback on what they think should be included in renovations.

The second phase will allow architects to present their renderings of proposed playground projects based on feedback gained in the initial community meetings. From there they’ll refine their designs from further feedback.

Times and locations for the first round of community meetings are below:

Wednesday, November 28 (Phase 1)
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Southeast Tennis & Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE (Ward 8)
Discussing: Oxon Run Park Playground

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Banneker Recreation Center, 2500 Georgia Avenue NW (Ward 1)
Discussing: Banneker and Harrison Recreation Center Playgrounds


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