Contemporary Art is Coming to Southwest!

The Southwest community will be home to significant contemporary public art this fall. As part of 5×5, a project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Curator Lance Fung selected a neighborhood lot to transform. The space is located between 4th Street and Wesley Place, across the street from the Southwest Library. Fung will […]

Long-time Hiker, Southwest Resident, Dies at 102

(photo caption: Henry and Pauline Shryock) Pauline LeMarie Shryock, a long-time resident of Southwest DC, died recently after a short illness at the age of 102. She and her late husband, Henry Shryock, were the oldest members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. They were hiking with the PATC well into their 90s. They lived […]

Construction of Southwest’s Dog Park Gets Underway

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 […]

SW Small Area Plan: An Open Letter to the Office of Planning

The Office of Planning (OP) invited leaders of Southwest residential and community organizations to serve as an advisory committee toward the preparation of a Southwest Small Area Plan. This spring, OP has been soliciting the members’ support of its preliminary recommendations.   However committee members have a range of significant concerns with both the process […]