Category Archives: Schools, Parks, Recreation

Get The Latest On The Noyes Playground Overhaul At A Project Status Meeting Tomorrow

The “playground” across from Brookland’s Noyes Elementary School has been slated for an overhaul for a long time now.  As far as I know, the Request For Proposals has been released, responded to, and work should be well under by now. But it’s not. Those, like me, that are curious about the status of the playground should attend a project update meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The meeting will take place at Noyes Elementary School, 2701 10th Street NE.

Playground Brookland NE Washington DC
What Noyes Playground Looks Like Today

Here what the Playground looks like today and a partial rendering of what the Playground will look like in the future:

 Noyes Park Playground Brookland NE Washington DC

(Hat tip: Ward 5 Calendar)

Ward 5 Playgrounds To Benefit From City-Wide Renovation Project

Noyes “Playground” As It Is Today

On October 12th, Mayor Gray’s Office issued a press release announcing the largest playground improvement project in DC history. This is from the press release:

As part of his Playground Improvement Project, Mayor Gray tasked DPR with identifying the playgrounds across the city most in need of renovations. Initially this project was to be a multi-year endeavor as the District worked to improve all of the playgrounds in DPR’s inventory. However, Mayor Gray prioritized this initiative and worked with his budget team to identify additional end-of-year capital funds to both add additional playgrounds to the project and accelerate the pace of renovations. As a result, a total of 32 playgrounds will now be renovated in Fiscal Year 2013.

These are the parks that are slated for improvement in Ward 5:
• Harry Thomas Sr. Playground, 1743 Lincoln Road NE
• Turkey Thicket Playground, 1100 Michigan Avenue NW
• Brentwood Playground, 2311 14th Street NE

The press release also notes that the overhaul to Brookland’s Noyes Playground (2725 10th Street NE) is already past the design phase. Speaking of which, it would be great to know how that project is coming along. Last I heard, months ago, proposals had been submitted in response to the RFP, but there has been no activity. If my memory serves me, the over-haul should have been completed by now.