Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown announced May 15 that a deal had been worked out in the city’s budget negotiations which would fund renovations for 24 playgrounds in the District.

“Every child in the District should have a safe and inviting place to play,” Gray said. “Working together, Chairman Brown and I have come up with a plan that makes a very significant down payment on reaching that goal. Renovating these playgrounds is an investment in the well-being of our children, and I can think of nothing worthier.”

“By developing and beautifying our playgrounds, we are improving the livability of the city, promoting physical activity and serving our communities better,” Brown said. “The renovated playgrounds will benefit thousands of children and families and strengthen development in their neighborhoods. I would like to thank the Mayor for his support of this project. I remain committed to improving and expanding family-friendly spaces in the District.”

The playgrounds targeted for renovation are:

  Site Ward

1

Banneker 1

2

Harrison 1

3

Kennedy 2

4

Rose Park 2

5

Forest Hills 3

6

Key Elementary 3

7

Newark 3

8

Palisades 3

9

Macomb 3

10

Emery 4

11

Ft. Stevens 4

12

Upshur Park 4

13

Hamilton 4

14

Takoma 4

15

Brentwood 5

16

Harry Thomas 5

17

Turkey Thicket 5

18

Randall 6

19

Benning Park 7

20

Hillcrest 7

21

Congress Heights 8

22

Douglass 8

23

Ft. Greble 8

24

Oxon Run 8

Contacts:
Doxie McCoy 202.727.9691; doxie.mccoy@dc.gov (Mayor Gray)
Allison Abney 202.724.8143; 202.255.0738; aabney@dccouncil.us (Chairman Brown)