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DPR Announces Emery and Volta Playgrounds to Close for Repairs

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UPDATE: Construction at Volta Park has been delayed.  Volta Park Playground is currently open.

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact: Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288-6027, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) – The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that Emery Playground (5801 Georgia Avenue NW/Ward 4) and Volta Park Playground (1555 34th Street NW/Ward 2) will close on Monday, October 3, 2016 for safety reasons while contractors from the Department of General Services address playground improvements at both sites.

DPR will update the public when the repairs are complete.

About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.


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