New York Avenue Playground Improvements – Washington DC

Started:
Completed:
Quality of Information:
Site Survival:
View Project in a Separate Window

Description

In 1936, the Washington Post reported that Works Progress Administration (WPA)  crews had done work on the New York Avenue Playground.  This would have been part of a  nearly $1 million WPA program of park and playground improvements in 1935-36.

It is unclear whether the existing field house dates to this period, but it shares a general form with other New Deal playgrounds in the area. In 2012, the playground and recreation center were renovated.

Source notes

“Park planners cite D.C. need of playgrounds,” Washington Post, March 29, 1936, p. X7

“Allen-Baker playgrounds debate ends,” Washington Post, September 4, 1936, p. X17

Map of Play website

Ward 5 Calendar

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on February 19, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


Kirby St. NW at Morgan St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

Coordinates: 38.9068, -77.0128

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.