Brookland dog lovers are lucky to have Langdon Dog Park so close to our neighborhood. While it is one of the largest dog parks in DC, users complain that they often find the park empty. This sort of negates one of the benefits of bringing your pooch to the park, the social interaction that well-adjusted dogs need. My opinion is that the only way to resolve this is for folks to get involved. Now is the perfect time as the Langdon Dog Park Association is having their first membership meeting of 2018. From a community message:
If you’re a dog owner or friend of dogs, please join the Langdon Dog Park Association on Monday, January 22nd at 7 p.m. at Woodridge Library for our first meeting of the year. We’ll be discussing key priorities for 2018 to continue maintaining and improving our Ward 5 dog park. We’ll also be looking for new members and leaders for the year.
Who: Anyone who is interested in helping to maintain Langdon Dog Park as a resource for Ward 5 Dog owners and dog lovers
What: Meeting of the Langdon Dog Park Association, the “friends of” group charged with maintaining Langdon Dog Park
When: Monday, January 22nd, 7 p.m.
Where: Woodridge Library
Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is hosting a Ward 5 Day on Saturday, September 16 from 1:00—5:00 PM at Langdon Park. Check out more information at flyer below and the event page. Langdon Park is located at 2901 20th St NE.
We thought neighbors would be interested in exploring some eats in the Woodridge/Langdon area that perhaps they haven’t had a chance to check out yet, or weren’t aware of. This article in DC Eater came out a few months ago, so forgive us for taking so long to post about it, but we think it is worth checking out. The piece has write ups for the following places:
The Public Option
Good Food Market
Subbs by Carl
Zeke’s Coffee of DC
Rita’s Italian Ice
Mason Dixie Biscuit Company
Harper Macaw Factory
DC Brau Brewing Company
It’s great to see these great establishments getting some coverage. Happy eating!
We thought neighbors would be interested in a dispute going on between residents of nearby Langdon Park and the city. Legally, the city must notify the respective Councilmembers and ANC Commissioners 30 days prior to changing the usage of a city property or leasing/buying a property. In the case of a number of industrial projects in this area, the city admittedly failed to do so, resulting in lawsuits against Mayor Bowser, the Department of General Service and its director, and the owner of one of the properties. DCist did a thorough write up of the projects and the anticipated impacts, such as an increase in traffic from trucks and other heavy industrial vehicles in a residential neighborhood. From the DCist article:
Ward 5, and Langdon Park specifically, is home to much of the city’s remaining industrial land, including warehouses, marijuana cultivation centers, parking lots, junkyards, and two trash transfer stations interspersed among blocks of primarily single-family homes. The city quietly planned to add a fleet yard and offices for the Department of Parks and Recreation, a training center and parking for the D.C. Department of Corrections, and a facility D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department to the mix.
We thought neighbors would like to know that Chuck Brown Day is returning to Langdon Park this Saturday, August 19th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. From the event page:
FREE ! The 3rd Annual Chuck Brown Day at Chuck Brown Memorial Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a full afternoon of entertainment celebrating DC and the Godfather with The Chuck Brown Band, along with EU feat. Sugar Bear and We Are One Tribute Band. Hosted by Chris Paul. You can’t get any more DC than this. Limited Free Parking on the field at 24th and Franklin NE.
With Halloween right around the corner, it is no surprise that that neighborhood events are already starting to pop up. Here is what’s going on this weekend:
Langdon Dog Park Pooch Parade on Saturday October 24th. Parade your costumed pooch and enter him/her into the best costume contest for some fabulous prizes from neighborhood vets, groomers and pet supply shops.
9:30 am – Gather at the dog park for a brief pooch parade
10:00 am- Registration for contest and prizes
10:30 am – Judging starts.
There will be a prize for:
– Cutest costume
– Best dog owner lookalike or paired e..g. – Dorothy and Toto
– Most original
– How did you get your dog to wear that?
There will be treats for you and your four legged friends and tons of fun for all. Meet and greet members of the Langdon Dog Park Association (LPDA) as well as your neighbors.If there is a steady hard rain, the event will be canceled. The dog park is located at 2901 20th Street NE. For more information go here.
Brookland Pint Kids Pumpkin Painting Event on Saturday October 24th starting at noon, while supplies last. For more info, go here. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
Redeemer City Church will host its first annual Harvest Festival and kid’s costume contest on Sunday October 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. There will be free food, prizes and games. Check out more information here. Redeemer City Church is located at 1404 Jackson Street NE.
National Night Out began in 1984 as “an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.” We learned from Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie that the MPD’s 5th District will have a National Night Out event at Langdon Park this coming Tuesday. Hope to see a lot of you there. Here is the flyer: