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Play DC: Upshur Playground Renovation

Status: Completed

The play space at Upshur Recreation Center is located at 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW in Ward 4. The site recently received new playground equipment, and this round of renovations will focus on some smaller site improvements.


  • First community meeting: November 20, 2012
  • Second community meeting: December 11, 2012
  • Open Date: November 4, 2013

What’s New?

The renovations at Upshur focus on the sport amenities, and include a new synthetic turf soccer pitch, a resurfaced basketball court, basketball goals and lighting. Additionally, the existing fitness equipment will be removed and the sandbox will be refurbished.

How You’ll Move, Grow and Be Green

In addition to the existing ways you can MOVE, GROW, and BE GREEN at Upshur, the new soccer pitch and resurfaced basketball courts offer great new opportunities to MOVE.

Nearby Playgrounds

  • Petworth - 801 Taylor Street, NW (0.7 miles away)
  • Raymond - 915 Spring Road, NW (0.7 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: 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW