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Save Stead Park

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.

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

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