Wednesday, January 9, 2013
After closing for a renovation, the dog park is unofficially open once again.
The Guy Mason dog park, which closed in October for renovations, quietly re-opened some time in the last few weeks. Dogs and owners have been enjoying the upgrade thanks to D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Dogs of Guy Mason Alliance (DOGMA). According to an email sent to the DOGMA group: "There is more seating, new mulch, a taller fence. There are still a few kinks to work out, but it's a great space for your pup to get some exercise and socialize." Earlier this year, users of the 6,400-square-foot ad hoc dog park at Guy Mason Recreation Center organized as the Dogs of Guy Mason Alliance (DOGMA) to formally register the dog park. DPR approved the application. According to the DOGMA email, Friendship Hospital for …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Guy Mason dog park should open in early December.
The dog park at Guy Mason Recreation Center in Glover Park should open in early December, a pre-holiday holiday gift for its canine patrons. Earlier this year, users of a 6,400-square-foot, ad hoc dog park at Guy Mason Recreation Center organized as the Dogs of Guy Mason Alliance (DOGMA) to formally register the dog park next to the baseball field. The park closed on Oct. 15 for construction activities and, according to an email from DOGMA coordinators Adriana Cordero and Amanda MacKaye, it should open in early December. According to the email: "The ground has been leveled, the trees and shrubs carefully marked so as not to be disturbed, and the five-tall fence is up. The infrastructure and foundation for the water fountain is in place. …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The local park will closed beginning Oct. 15.
The Guy Mason dog park is getting an upgrade starting this weekend thanks to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. The park will close Oct. 15 and remain closed for the next six to eight weeks. According to a posting on the Glover Park listserv: "The length of the project is due to the other renovations happening at Guy Mason at the same time, such as improvements to the parking area. When all is said and done we'll see: • New taller fencing! • Fresh new mulch! • A third bench! • Running water!" Earlier this year users of the ad hoc dog park organized as the Dogs of Guy Mason Alliance to formally register the dog park next to the baseball field at Guy Mason. The group succeeded. DPR approved the application and once a memorandum of …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Facilities, including pools, are closed for the day, Wednesday.
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities are closed Wednesday as the agency holds its annual staff development conference. Closures impact all DPR facilities, including recreation/community centers, all aquatics facilities and all administrative offices. According to a notice on the DPR website: DPR will use this day to convene all of the Agency's employees, in an effort to review the level of service DPR provides to District residents and guests; and to set goals to ensure that residents continue to receive a high quality of service at all DPR centers, parks and events. This means nearby facilities at Jelleff, Guy Mason, Stoddert and Wilson will not be available for public use Wednesday. DPR will operate under normal hours on …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Jelleff will be open until 8:30 p.m. and Volta Park and Francis until 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is doing its part to help residents cool down during days of extreme heat: pool hours at select pools have been extended for Thursday and Friday. In Ward 2, the Jelleff pool will be open until 8:30 p.m. and both Francis and Volta Park pools will be open until 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Pools throughout the city will still follow their regularly scheduled closed days. Jelleff Recreation Center Pool 3265 S St. NW 1 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ** Closed on Wednesdays Volta Park Pool 1555 34th St. NW 1 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ** Closed on Mondays Francis Pool 25th & N Street, NW 1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ** Closed on Tuesdays
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Residents want to make an ad hoc dog park official.
Residents of Glover Park, Burleith and Georgetown who frequent the 6,400-square-foot, ad hoc dog park at Guy Mason Recreation Center want to register it as an official Department of Parks and Recreation dog park. An application signed by 62 park patrons and members of the Dogs of Guy Mason Alliance (DOGMA) would formally register the dog park next to the baseball field at Guy Mason. DOGMA formed to advocate for the dog park at 3600 Calvert St. NW. Their application indicates that they would like the park size, location and materials (wood chips) to remain the same. DPR will accept comments on the application through July 9. You can submit them online or in the mail. Comments post-marked after July 9 will not be considered. Here are the …