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Mayor Gray to Cut Ribbon on New Noyes Playground

Thursday, July 18, 2013
‘Green’ Is the Theme at the District’s Newest Play Space, Added as Part of Play DC Initiative

CONTACT:      
Doxie McCoy (EOM) 202.727.9691; [email protected]
John Stokes (DPR) 202.288.7275; [email protected]
 

WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie; Department of General Services (DGS) Director Brian Hanlon; Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Director Jesús Aguirre; other government officials; Former ANC 5B Commissioner Vaughn Bennett and Commissioner Caroline Steptoe will join the Noyes community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Noyes Playground, the District’s newest play space.
WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Noyes Playground
10th and Franklin Streets NE
BACKGROUND: Noyes playground was a previously vacant parcel of land that has been transformed into a 1.1-acre park space with a unique “green” theme. Amenities include a community garden, a PebbleFlex® safety surface on the playground, a multi-purpose field, a shade structure, a walking path, fitness features for adults, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a community message board, an irrigated landscape, a plaza/community gathering area and game tables.
 
The new playground is part of the Play DC initiative, a partnership between DPR and DGS to evaluate, upgrade and maintain all of the play spaces in DPR’s inventory.


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