Petition Closed

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.

Letter 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
and 16 others
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
I oppose the proposed plans to reduce the active field space at Stead Park by 25%, which would jeopardize current community leagues like soccer, vollyball, and 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.

Sincerely,