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Play DC: Kennedy Playground Renovation

Status: Completed

The play space at Kennedy is located at 1401 7th Street, NW in Ward 6. The current play space includes a field, basketball court, tennis courts, play equipment and an underutilized plaza.


  • First community meeting: November 27, 2012
  • Second community meeting: December 18, 2012
  • Community Pre-Construction Meeting: July 1, 2013
  • Construction start date: July 8, 2013
  • Expected completion date: September 30, 2013
  • Open date: January 17, 2014
  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony: None

What’s New?

The concept for the play space at Kennedy includes the installation of new play equipment for all ages. Also included is a new splash park near the corner of 7th and P, which will engage the corner of the site and create a focal point for the community. The existing tennis court will remain and the basketball courts will receive a much-needed renovation. A walking trail will be lined with fitness equipment, and new seating and a shade structure will be provided for the community. The sculptural play features will be complemented by interpretive signage and artistic details which will illustrate the amazing history of the site.

How You’ll Move Grow and Be Green

In the heat of summer, you’ll be able to MOVE and groove in a new splash park. GROW in your understanding of the history of this area through a timeline built into the play equipment and new surfacing. New trees compliment the existing trees at the site, part of DPR’s commitment to BE GREEN.Play

Nearby Playgrounds

  • 7th Street, NW and N Street, NW (0.2 miles away)
  • Westminster - 9th Street, NW and Westminster Street, NE (0.6 miles away)

Stay in the Loop with the Office of Planning and Capital Projects

Phone: (202) 673-7647
Email: [email protected]
On Twitter: Use the hashtag #PlayDC 

Playground Address: 1401 7th Street, NW