November Membership Meeting

  • 06 Nov 2017
  • 7:30 PM
  • International Student House - 1825 R Street

Monday, November 6

International Student House 

1825 R Street, 7:30-10

Your input needed! re Stead Park 

The Stead Park Recreation Center at 1625 P Street is slated to undergo an expansion, breaking ground in fall 2018. Department of Parks and Rec Communications Director John Stokes will speak about the citywide system, Stead’s historic place in it, and present proposed plans. Community comment is sought. The two-story brick Stead Rec, built as a carriage house circa 1888, is located in what is now the Dupont Circle National Register Historic District. During the 1940’s, a joint Federal/District initiative called for playgrounds in neighborhoods lacking such facilities. When local architect Robert Stead died in 1943, his will provided a charitable trust for a playground for the use of the children of Washington. The Mary Force Stead Playground opened in 1953, in honor of his late wife. While primarily serving the area’s African American community, the park, referred to as an “open” facility in the 1952 report of the District Commissioners, reflected DC policies of the time to eliminate segregation in public recreation facilities. 

Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.  DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings 9 times each year, which are open to the public, runs the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.

Dupont Circle Citizens Association | 9 Dupont Circle, NW | Washington, DC 20036
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