Rose Park — which runs next to Rock Creek from M Street to P Street and along 27th Street and 26th Street – is scheduled to break ground for renovations in July.
The park will receive many upgrades, including the installment of LED lights for pedestrians, resurfacing of the playground, tennis and basketball courts, new climbing wall, new picnic tables and updated landscaping. The tot lot will have a larger sandbox and new slides.
The $ 1.5-million project is set to begin in July after the Old Georgetown Board approves of the final concept plan at a meeting in June. Georgetown’s Kadcon Construction will be in charge of making renovations to the park.
Rose Park will also get new structures with a Rock Creek and farmers market theme.
“Rose Park will also continue to have its farmers market theme, and the construction will not interfere with the Georgetown Farmers Market which happens every Wednesday,” said John Stokes of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
“We are very excited for this project,” Stokes said. “As a part of the District’s PlayDC initiative, we are hoping to see more residents and kids come out and enjoy the renovations that will be made to the park,” Stokes said.
After all the renovations are completed, Rose Park will have a ribbon-cutting in October.