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Mayor Bowser to Break Ground at the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Department of General Services (DGS) Director Greer Gillis, and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Director Keith Anderson to break ground at the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center, a two-story 7,200 square-foot facility. The groundbreaking represents the end of a successful year for both DGS and DPR. Throughout 2016, the two agencies collaborated to open the new Ridge Road Recreation Center in Ward 7; modernize the Benning Stoddert Community Center in Ward 7; renovate the Oxon Run Pool in Ward 8; install two solar-powered Wi-Fi Soofa benches at the Columbia Heights Plaza and the Eastern Market Plaza; install the first concession stand at Banneker Pool in Ward 1; and make upgrades to five fitness centers and three playgrounds.

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 21, at 4:30 pm

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Yvette Alexander, Ward 7 Councilmember
Greer Gillis, Director of Department of General Services
Keith Anderson, Director of Department of Parks and Recreation

WHERE:

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center and Field
61st Street, NE between Banks Place and East Capitol Street, NE (Construction Trailer)
*Closest Metro: Capitol Heights Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].