From WAMU: D.C. contains almost 7,000 acres of land controlled by the National Park Service, and up until now, the federal agency was charged with maintaining all of it, including the majority of the city’s neighborhood parks.
On a beautiful sunny day on September 29th, 2018, Green Spaces for DC participated in the activities of Rock Creek Park Day, where board members and volunteers helped to man the booth and participate in some of the day’s activities.
A big Thank You to everyone who battled through the chaos around Nationals Park to be with us for the 4th Annual Green Spaces for DC Meet+Greet. For those who made it, you were rewarded with good food and great conversation. We even experienced a magical sunset over Anacostia.
In March 2014 DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) released “Park + Recreation: Vision Framework.” I urge you to take a look. It contains good ideas that can become a foundation for discussion and dialogue.
Through a D.C. Urban Forestry grant, funded by the U.S. Forest Service, Green Spaces for DC conducted a youth-led PhotoVoice project. The theme is “if trees could talk.” PhotoVoice engages participants using photography as a way to discuss the circumstances that the images represent as a means of personal, community, and social change.
A master plan is the fundamental planning tool for a parks and recreation department. The DC Department of Parks and Recreation has never had a master plan to guide its decisions, although the DC Comprehensive Plan refers to a 2006 master plan that has never been publicly available.