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Mayor Bowser to Break Ground at the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Department of General Services (DGS) Director Greer Gillis, and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Director Keith Anderson to break ground at the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center, a two-story 7,200 square-foot facility. The groundbreaking represents the end of a successful year for both DGS and DPR. Throughout 2016, the two agencies collaborated to open the new Ridge Road Recreation Center in Ward 7; modernize the Benning Stoddert Community Center in Ward 7; renovate the Oxon Run Pool in Ward 8; install two solar-powered Wi-Fi Soofa benches at the Columbia Heights Plaza and the Eastern Market Plaza; install the first concession stand at Banneker Pool in Ward 1; and make upgrades to five fitness centers and three playgrounds.


Wednesday, December 21, at 4:30 pm


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Yvette Alexander, Ward 7 Councilmember
Greer Gillis, Director of Department of General Services
Keith Anderson, Director of Department of Parks and Recreation


Marvin Gaye Recreation Center and Field
61st Street, NE between Banks Place and East Capitol Street, NE (Construction Trailer)
*Closest Metro: Capitol Heights Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].