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by Courtney Brown — July 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Photo via DC DPRJuly is Parks and Recreation Month, and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) wants to celebrate the occasion with a day of sports, games and activities.

DPR plans to host its Second Annual Rec Day at Randall Recreation Center (South Capitol and I streets SW) on Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m.

The free event will have “fun activities, entertainment and food,” according to a press release.

DPR Director of Communications Gwendolyn Crump said she expects a larger turnout for this month’s rec day in comparison to last year. “We have more activities and more partners,” Crump added.

DPRSuperRecDay2016 backThis year’s activities include basketball, kickball, softball, tennis, a water slide and an obstacle course, according to an event flyer.

The event isn’t just limited to sports. Attendees can also play Playstation 4 games, participate in arts and crafts and watch fashion shows. For young children, the event will include face painting, storytelling and a tricycle relay.

by Sean Meehan — January 5, 2016 at 9:25 am 0

Capitol South Metro station entrance and escalators

Bayou Bakery Expands Dinner Service Starting Friday — Capitol Hill eatery Bayou Bakery will start serving dinner on Friday, with plans to serve fried chicken livers, seared Cajun pork belly and blue crab fritters. [Washington Post]

Turf Athletic Field at Randall Recreation Center Almost Complete — Construction on a new turf athletic field at Randall Recreation Center in Southwest is almost complete. The field includes a new scoreboard, soccer field and baseball/softball field. [SWTLQTC]

Monthly Capitol Hill Area ANC Meeting Roundup — Hill Rag takes a look at what happened last month with Capitol Hill area ANCs, including 6A, 6B, 6C and 6D. [Hill Rag]

NoMa Parks Foundation Purchases Two Acres North of New York Avenue NE — The NoMa Parks Foundation purchased two acres from Pepco at the northern end of NoMa to convert into a park. It’s the second park purchased by the parks foundation, a branch of the NoMa Business Improvement District. [Washington Business Journal]

by Sean Meehan — September 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0

Doggie Day Swim (Photo via Facebook/ DC Department of Parks and Recreation)Randall Pool in Southwest will throw a pool party for pooches this Saturday as part of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation’s seventh annual Doggie Day Swim.

The pool, located at 25 I St. SW, is one of three District pools that will let dogs go for a swim on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Admission to the event is free, but all dogs must have a DC dog license from the District Department of Health. The dogs must also be spayed or neutered and be up to date on rabies and distemper vaccinations.

Dog owners will have to find a different way to cool off at the event, as humans are not allowed in the pool.

Photo via Facebook/ DC Department of Parks and Recreation

by Andrew Ramonas — August 17, 2015 at 10:10 am 0

Maine Avenue Fish Market

Man Suspected of Fatal H Street Corridor Stabbing Held Without Bail — A man charged in a fatal stabbing on the H Street corridor last week is being held without bond. Hector L. Felix, a 57-year-old resident of Northwest D.C., was arraigned in D.C. Superior Court Saturday. [WTOP]

The District’s Takeover of Eastern Market’s Flea Markets — Eastern Market’s manager is trying to ease locals’ concerns about the District’s plans to take over operations of the area’s weekend flea markets, saying “customers won’t notice much change.” [Capitol Hill Corner]

Improvements Ahead for Randall Field in Southwest — Randall Field in Southwest is slated to get a new turf, baseball dugouts and a scoreboard. [SWTLQTC]

Where to Eat on Capitol Hill During Restaurant Week Next Week — Today marks the beginning of the summer Restaurant Week in the District, with more than 200 eateries on Capitol Hill and in other parts of the D.C. area offering special fixed-price meals. [Hill Now]

by Daniel Levitt — July 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm 1 Comment

Roller skater (Photo via Wikimedia/gt8073a)Locals can take a late-night swim and roller skate to music from the 1980s in Southwest next week.

A free late-night pool party and ‘80s-themed celebration will take place at the Randall Recreation Center July 25, according to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. The facility is at South Capitol and I streets SW.

As part of DPR’s inaugural “Recreation Day” festivities,  the center will host a range of activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The activities include basketball, softball and sack races, in addition to roller skating to ’80s tunes.

Residents also can sing, dance and perform for prizes in DPR’s “Talent Search.”

From 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., locals then can take a dip in the center’s pool as part of DPR’s “‘A Splish Splash Summer Late Night Pool Party Series.”

Photo via Wikimedia/gt8073a

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