Save Stead Park
  • Petitioned Jesús Aguirre

This petition was delivered to:

DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Jesús Aguirre
President, Friends of Stead Park
Christopher Dorment
Vice President, Friends of Stead Park
Terrence M. Scanlon
Teasurer, Friends of Stead Park
Jeff Garigliano
Secretary, Friends of Stead Park
Sarah Rabin Spira
Board of Directors, Friends of Stead Park
Lindsay Reishman
Board of Directors, Friends of Stead Park
Robin S. Diener
Board of Directors, Friends of Stead Park
Charles Carroll Carter
Counsel, Board of Directors, Friends of Stead Park
Whayne S. Quin
ANC Commissioner, Board of Directors, Friends of Stead Park
Victor Wexler
Vice Chair, Commissioner 2B01
Mike Feldstein
Commissioner 2B03
Bob Meehan
Secretary, Commissioner 2B07
Phil Carney
Commissioner 2B09
Ramon Estrada
Commissioner 2B02
Kevin O’Connor
Commissioner 2B04
Jack Jacobson
Treasurer, Commissioner 2B06
Mike Silverstein
Chair, Commissioner 2B08
Will Stephens
Councilmember, Ward 2
Jack Evans

Save Stead Park

    1. Martin Espinoza
    2. Petition by

      Martin Espinoza

      Washington, DC

Plans are being proposed to reduce the active field space at Dupont Circle's Stead Park by 25%, which would jeopardize current community leagues like soccer, vollyball, kickball, from using the fields. DC already has a limited number of green space available for children and adults to play on, so reducing this unique gem in Dupont Circle would impact the health and wellness of residents who use the park daily.

We encourage DPR to work to make the fields more accessible to local schools, through working proactively with public, charter, and day care organizations. We would like to see the limited funds being received be used to renovate the existing field with re sodding, enhanced fencing, added benches and upgraded lighting. A water feature is not recommended due to the increase insect and rodent problems it would attract to the park, plus DPR's capacity to maintain this feature would be limited or unavailable.

A Public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd 7pm at JCC to provide additional information and answer questions regarding the proposals. I will personally hand-deliver your signatures at this meeting, so please make your voice heard and sign my petition to save Stead Park.

Recent signatures


    1. Update: Save the Date, Next Community Meeting

      Martin Espinoza
      Petition Organizer

      Friends of Stead Park have announced the next community meeting for this coming Sunday, December 2 at 10 AM at the JCC (16th & Q).

      Since the last meeting the ANC and FOSP have requested the architects scale back some elements to allow/keep 2 playing diamond fields.

      A final design is planned to be presented to the ANC on January 9th 2013 at 7pm at the Brookings Inst (17th & Mass)

      Thank you for your support, Martin.
      Share your latest development here.

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. Stead Park News

      Martin Espinoza
      Petition Organizer

      Stead Park in the news:

      *Please note if anyone felt "duped" or "confused" and wishes to withdraw their support to save the grass playing field from being reduced, please email me to be removed.

    4. Stead Park & DPR news + drawings provided

      Martin Espinoza
      Petition Organizer

      I've posted two articles regarding Stead Park and Parks & Rec in The Dupont Current, plus photo renderings provided.

      View here:

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Save Stead Park in the news

      Martin Espinoza
      Petition Organizer

      Check out the story by Boderstan today:

      Thanks for your support, we are half way there!

      Martin Espinoza

    7. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Clifton Johnson WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      This is a great place for community building and recreation.

    • Kriston Pumphrey WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      I support the health and wellness of our community!

    • amanda uherek WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      A community area for neighbors to be active. Yes fountains and a park may be nice but lots of people are already enjoying it the way it is. Why change something that's working?

    • melissa carder WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      save green space in dc!!!

    • Beth Park ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      I like to play kickball there.


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