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Mayor Gray to Cut Ribbon on Harry Thomas Sr. Playground

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mayor Gray to Cut Ribbon on Harry Thomas Sr. Playground

Playground Design Theme Based on Mathematical Sequence Found in Nature

 

CONTACT:      
Doxie McCoy (EOM) 202.727.9691; doxie.mccoy@dc.gov
John Stokes (DPR) 202.288.7275; john.stokes@dc.gov

WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray; Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie; Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Interim Director Sharia Shanklin; Department of General Services (DGS) Director Brian Hanlon; the family of Harry Thomas, Sr. and ANC 5E04 Commissioner Sylvia Pinkney will join Eckington community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Harry Thomas Sr. Playground.

WHEN:           

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Harry Thomas Sr. Playground
1743 Lincoln Road NE
BACKGROUND:

The design inspiration and theme for this play space is based on the Fibonacci sequence – a series of numbers in which each figure represents the sum of the previous two numbers (i.e., 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34, etc.). The sequence is represented in many ways in nature – such as certain mollusk shells and the spirals found in fiddlehead ferns.

New features at Harry Thomas Sr. playground include: new, curvilinear, ADA-accessible walking paths; a community garden; a fitness loop; new playground surfacing; rain gardens and bio-retention areas; new basketball courts; new custom playground equipment; outdoor adult fitness equipment; a shaded picnic area and more. Harry Thomas Sr. playground is one of the 32 play spaces being built or renovated under Mayor Gray’s Play DC: Playground Improvement Initiative.

 

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