Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mayor Gray breaks ground at Stead Aug. 6

Mayor Vince Gray will break ground at Stead Field, the first step in replacing the current field with synthetic turf.   The groundbreaking takes place Wednesday, August 6 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at Stead Park Field (1625 P St NW).

From the advisory:

WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray; Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans; Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Acting Director Sharia Shanklin; Department of General Services (DGS) Director Brian Hanlon; Friends of Stead Park President Chris Dormant; and ANC 2B05 Commissioner Abigail Nichols will join community members and campers from Stead Recreation Center for a groundbreaking ceremony at Stead Field.

BACKGROUND: The Friends of Stead Park partnered with DPR to oversee a major renovation and upgrade at Stead Field. The group raised over $200,000 toward this project. Once complete, Stead Field will include: a multi-purpose synthetic turf field, a plaza, decorative paving, a walking/jogging track, a spray park, a picnic/game table and more. Construction is slated for completion in the autumn of 2014.

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