Florida Ave Park Meeting – Aug 15

The Florida and First St Park was closed for scheduled renovations. The contractor is in the process of securing all the city permits to begin demolition and reconstruction. The attached meeting announcement flyer contains the new proposed composition of the park.

 There is an important community meeting scheduled to be held on

Monday August 15, 2011
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


1615 3
rd St NW

 The Parks and Recreation Team will be present to discuss the new design and listen to community input. In addition to Parks and Recreations, the following are invited:

       Hanover Civic Association
       Bloomingdale Civic Association
       Eckington Civic Association
       5C ANC
       Metropolitan Police
       Council Member Thomas’ Office
       Mayor’s Liaison

 We will discuss critical issues concerning the park including:

       Better fencing
       Security and safety

We will also discuss the creation of the Friends of The Park. This will be created under the legal Corporate Charter of the Bates Area Civic Association. This group will be essential in:

       Working with DPR on park programs and events
       Seeking funding from private and city sources to host events at the park
       Coordinating maintenance issues with DPR
       Working with MPD on safety concerns at the park

 Please sign up for Bates Area Civic Association daily email notices form our website and blog at www.batesareacivicassocation.org

Geovani A. Bonilla, President
Bates Area Civic Association


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