The meeting has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 11.
Rose Park could be getting improvements ranging from new walking paths to a brand new canal-themed play area as part of the Play DC, depending on community feedback at a meeting this week.
The Rose Park project's $1 million budget includes about $200,000 for the schematic and final design, while the remaining $800,000 will go to the actual improvements.
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), the Department of General Services (DGS), and the Trust for Public Land will host a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church (2600 P Street NW) on Thursday, Sept. 5th. The project team will present the concept (pictured above) and answer your questions.
According to the design the goals of the new design are to:
- Maintain a separated play area for younger children and older children
- Provide a new walking path to link the play areas within the site
- The play area for younger children may feature more sensory-oriented play, such as a sand play area.
- The play area for older children is built on a canal theme and features more traditional as well as contemporary play elements.
There is an online survey for feedback should you be unable to attend the meeting Thursday: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RoseParkPlayDC.
Rose Park is one of more than 30 playgrounds citywide that are getting upgrades and makeovers as part of the Play DC initiative. Volta Park was the first completed in Ward 2 when it re-opened to kids in July.