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Mayor Vincent Gray And Other Leaders Open Rehabilitated Chevy Chase Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
New Dog Park, Spray Park, Rehabbed Athletic Facilities Among Features

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other District officials today cut the ribbon on new playground, athletic facilities and a refurbished recreation center at the Chevy Chase Recreation Center.

EOM Contact: Linda Wharton Boyd,(202) 727-5011
DPR Contact: John Stokes, (202) 288-7275

WASHINGTON, DC – Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other District officials today cut the ribbon on new playground, athletic facilities and a refurbished recreation center at the Chevy Chase Recreation Center located at 5500 41st Street NW. The new facilities will serve residents of all ages in the community and are among the newest in the many recent renovation projects carried out by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in conjunction with the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM).

"I really want to commend DPR and OPEFM on a job well done and the community for its patience with this project," Mayor Gray said. "My administration is fully committed to providing high quality recreational spaces and activities throughout Ward 3 and the other parts of the District. It's important that our young people have safe and fun recreation options within their communities and throughout the city."

The $4.2 million project features a number of state-of-the-art elements, including: spray park; 15 new benches; new "Tot Lot" play equipment for children ages 2-5; new playground for children ages 6-12 (both playgrounds are on a rubber safety surface); renovated and expanded recreation center; new stand-alone, 6,000-square-foot dog park; additional pilot project for dogs to be allowed on the field during morning hours; two new water fountains; renovated baseball field including Kentucky bluegrass; new dugout; new batting cage; storage shed; lights and a new irrigation system.

For more information on the project, visit the DPR website at DPR.DC.GOV.