Published on February 28, 2014
Department of Parks and Recrea6on Department of General Services Providing the District’s children and adults with exci6ng, innova6ve, and inclusive play spaces.
Mee#ng Agenda 1. Project Overview a. What is Play DC and Why is it Important? b. What is a “Play Space”? 2. Budget 3. Timeline/Schedule 4. Your Say in DC Play a. Your Current Playground b. Your Neighborhood c. Your Vision 5. Ques6ons, Wrap-‐up and Next Steps a. Next mee6ng date & 6me
What is “Play DC”? Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced a new and exci6ng playground renova6on project, the largest in the City’s history. Vision: “Play DC, is a mul--‐year eﬀort to provide the District’s youth and adults with exci-ng, innova-ve, and inclusive play spaces.” Why is this important? DPR currently has just over 80 playgrounds, 32 of which are slated for renova6on as part of the ﬁrst phase of Play DC. Eight new playgrounds have been selected to receive renova6ons as part of Phase Two of Play DC. • • • • • • Provide safe playgrounds for children living in and visi6ng the District. Ensure playgrounds are accessible and inclusive for children and care givers. Increase health and wellness through natural and adventure play. Foster community support for a well-‐loved playground. Improve our built environment by being be_er stewards of our land. Encourage volunteerism and partnerships at playgrounds.
• • • • What is a Play Space? It’s not just your typical playground. It’s mul6-‐genera6onal – kids, teens, families, adults, seniors!!! Play is for all abili6es. Play goes beyond tradi6onal playgrounds with a focus on innova6on and imagina6on, and provides opportuni6es for mul6ple diﬀerent experiences in the same space. MOVE -‐ a place to explore diﬀerent types of play, with a focus on ranges of ac6vity GROW -‐ ranges of experiences and learning BE GREEN -‐ opportuni6es to experience the natural world
CASE STUDY – Banneker (2500 Georgia Ave NW) E RORE EFBEF B O
CASE STUDY – Banneker (2500 Georgia Ave NW) TER AF
CASE STUDY – Takoma Park (300 Van Buren Ave, NW) E F OR BE
CASE STUDY – Takoma Park (300 Van Buren St, NW) TER AF
Ideas for Your Play Spaces New ac6vi6es Themed Play Skate spot Imagina6ve Play Comm. Gardens Outdoor Fitness Water Play
Trinidad Play Area
Trinidad Exis#ng Condi#ons Broken/missing pieces ADA access/tripping hazards Graﬃ6 Drainage & site naviga6on
Timeline/Schedule Design Mee#ng Visioning mee6ng to determine community needs Concept Design Concept designs are presented to the community for input (March 2014) (Spring 2014) (Feb 2014) Procurement DPR and DGS chose designers and A/E through RFP Process (Jan-‐Feb 2014) Procurement DGS procures design/ build team to construct the vision. Construc#on and Play Space completed (Summer/Fall 2014) Pre-‐Construc#on DPR and DGS host another community mee6ng to prepare for construc6on. (Spring/Summer 2014)
Community Input Common Ameni6es for Every Play Space Sea6ng Landscaping Water Fountains Ligh6ng Li_er Cans Fencing Game tables Shade ADA Accessibility
Your Say in DC Play Priori6es? What do you like? What needs to change? What’s new in your neighborhood? Who do you see there? Who isn’t there? What do you want to do in the space?
Your Say in DC Play • Next Mee6ng – Thursday, March 6, 2014 – 6:30-‐8:30pm • Survey Monkey (open un6l midnight on February 23rd): h_ps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ TrinidadPlayDC • Email: PlayDC@dc.gov • Project Website: h_p://dpr.dc.gov/page/play-‐dc-‐ trinidad-‐playground-‐renova6on Website: dpr.dc.gov Follow us on Twi_er and Facebook h_p://www.facebook.com/dpr h_p://www.twi_er.com/dcdpr Follow the conversa6on using #playdc h_p://www.twi_er.com/dcdgs h_p://www.facebook.com/dcdgs Property Improvements
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