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Stead Park Athletic Field Redevelopment Presentation Set for Monday, the 23rd

The long awaited final presentation to the community of plans for the reconstruction of the athletic playing field at Stead Park will be given by the Friends of Stead Park and its northern Virginia landscape architecture firm, Studio 39, in the Chastleton Condominium’s ballroom at 16th and R Streets, NW on Monday evening, June 23rd, from 7 to 8 pm, this according to Victor Wexler, long-time member of the Friends’ Board of Directors and former ANC commissioner for the single member district encompassing the Park.

While presentation plans for Monday evening’s community meeting, open to the public, have not been finalized, staff and officials from the Friends, Studio 39, the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission, the District’s parks and recreation (DPR and general services (DGS) departments are expected to be in attendance available to answer scheduling and related questions. DGS, assisted by DPR and Studio 39, will be responsible for the redevelopment of the site and the construction of the new facility.

The park is located inside the large Dupont East block bounded by 16th, 17th, P, and Q Streets, NW; it is entered mid-block from P Street. The athletic field occupies the larger, north end of the park and backs up to the rear of the houses along the south side of Q Street. For background and a complete. status report of progress as of one year ago this month, see “Dupont Circle’s Stead Park Athletic Field Redevelopment Seen as Near With Funding Now in City Budget for Start in the Fall,” InTowner, June 2013 issue PDF page 1; http://tinyurl.com/oquyjb3.

Anthony L. Harvey 

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