Paul Taylor, a member of the staff at King-Greenleaf Recreation Center, recently received the DC Department of Parks and Recreation Employee of the Year Award. The citation reads, “For achieving an outstanding level of operational excellence, delivering exceptional internal & external service, innovation, and having a measurable positive impact.” Paul is the founder and executive director […]
Sept. 14 was the opening of the PAWS Dog Park at Lansburgh Park on Delaware Ave. SW. All photos by Perry Klein. Andrew Lightman and Anne Willis. Anne sponsored the benches in the PAWS Dog Park. Dogs play at the PAWS Dog Park. The Dog Park has a drinking fountain for dogs. The PAWS Dog Park […]
Omicron Eta Lambda President Thomas Davis conversing with a SW DC resident. OEL members compiling donated school supplies. Real Talk DC providing free HIV Screening. On Aug. 30, in a collaborative effort between the Southwest Community Forum and the Omicron Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a joint Southwest DC Community Day […]
ONGOING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OUR RESPONSE Lansburgh Park: vacant, abandoned, crime-ridden, inoperable facilities SWNA organized a community visioning charrette, lobbied DC to build tennis courts, and sponsored groups who’ve worked with us to fund, build and operate a community garden and dog park. We also organize and support events such as movie nights, tree planting, […]
The construction fencing showed up in March, and now, at long last, the construction of a new dog park at Lansburgh Park is getting underway. The dog park, which will be located next to the Lansburgh Park basketball courts, will provide 10,000 square feet of fenced-in play area for the canine residents of Southwest and […]
photo credit: Linda O’Brien, Tommy Wells’ Chief of Staff I have lived in Southwest since 2009, and moved to Capitol Park IV in 2012. It is an honor to serve on ANC 6D, and my goals as commissioner include: • Increasing pedestrian access, parking, and bus service throughout SW and Near SE; […]
Come celebrate Spring with Southwest Community Gardens at Lansburgh Park on March 22nd! A kids planting workshop, nutrition workshop, and bucket gardening are just some of the events that will be taking place from 1:00-5:00pm. Snacks will be provided. Contact email@example.com or call Kamilla at (571) 426-0466 for more information.