On August 8th, Mayor Gray, District officials and community leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly renovated New York Avenue Recreation Center and Playground at 1st and N Streets NW. The center had been closed since 2009, when it was used as a Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) daycare facility. The Mayor also announced that the DPR will release an RFP for programming at the New York Avenue Recreation Center as well as Randall Recreation Center. DPR is interested in programming contractors who can bring comprehensive, outcomes-based programming to these two sites. The RFP is scheduled to be released in October 2012.
“We are investing in the District’s playgrounds and parks because every resident should have a safe and inviting place to play and be active,” said Mayor Gray. “And we will leverage the District’s resources to institute high-quality programs for our residents at this revitalized facility via the RFP process.” Read more.