Support Funding for Brookland-RIA Tri Park

Councilmember McDuffie recommended in the budget for the clean-up of the Brookland-RIA Triangle park. Below is a petition letter address to the chairman and other councilmembers asking them to support this recommendation.  Please sign-on ask your neighbors to do the same.

54 signatures

Councilmembers - 

I am signing this petition asking you to support $150,000 budget recommendation to support the clean-up and restoration of the Brookland-Rhode Island Tri Park. 

Over the last three years, current and past ANC commissioners, the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association, and inpidual residents have worked with the Office of the Mayor, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia and Metropolitan Police Department to address the “open-air drug market.” situation that has led to several recent homicides.

We feel that this funding will go along way to help our neighborhood address this issues and re-orient the how the park has been utilized. Specifically, the funding will go toward the following:

  • Landscaping (mulch, grass, shrubs, flowers, trees)
  • Decorative border fence
  • Park Name Sign 
  • Park Sign (Park closes at dark – work order issued per Hakeem on 12/11/2017)
  • Park Sign (Drug-Free Zone – work order issued per Hakeem on 12/11/2017)
  • Historic Placard Signs within the park (to show the history of the neighborhood over the years)
  • Mission Statement Plaque dedicating this park space
  • Memorial for victims in the community
  • Fountain/water feature for tranquility
  • Chess Tables/Seats
  • Seating in the park for people to enjoy it (benches, Adirondacks etc)
  • Improved Bus Stop (WMATA)
  • Murals on sides of buildings nearby to help give interest and beautification
  • Doggie Waste Station

Furthermore, our neighborhood envisions programming that location to encourage all residents to use the park and build a stronger community.  Some of the ideas of programming include:

  • City services fair (agencies come out with info such as DHS, DBH, MPD, DOES, DCOA etc)
  • Yoga in the park
  • Dog training in the park
  • Art in the park
  • Farmer’s market
  • Music in the park
  • MPD and FEMS meet and greet in the park

I encourage all councilmembers to support this budget recommendation. 

Sincerely,

Will you sign?

  • Megan Smith
    signed 2018-05-21 09:21:16 -0400
  • Kacie Saulters
    signed 2018-05-17 09:27:23 -0400
  • Stuart Saulters
    signed 2018-05-17 09:23:21 -0400
  • Patrick Keenan
    signed 2018-05-16 18:43:21 -0400
    Patrick Keenan
  • Eric Jones
    signed 2018-05-16 12:03:01 -0400
  • Verna Clayborne
    signed via 2018-05-15 17:21:53 -0400
    I wholeheartedly support this effort and have worked tirelessly for years to get this park and the Brentwood Road strip addresses to create a safer and more environmentally sustainable community.
  • Barbara Uhler
    signed 2018-05-15 12:33:36 -0400
  • Christopher Able
    signed 2018-05-15 09:59:38 -0400
  • Shawn Adams
    signed 2018-05-15 08:59:34 -0400
  • Stephanie Bowen
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-15 07:58:29 -0400
    Sign the petition: Support Funding for Brookland-RIA Tri Park
  • Stephanie Bowen
    @tweetsteph tweeted link to this page. 2018-05-15 07:58:26 -0400
    Sign the petition: Support Funding for Brookland-RIA Tri Park https://www.henriforanc.com/brookland_ria_tri_park_funding_fy2019?recruiter_id=1068
  • Stephanie Bowen
    signed 2018-05-15 07:57:33 -0400
  • Joe Marflak
    signed via 2018-05-15 07:49:29 -0400
  • Clara McLaughlin
    signed 2018-05-15 03:50:45 -0400
    This change will make it safer and respectful of lives that have been lost due to bold and blatant drug activity that continues to happen in that location. It stands out as an enigma for our community. This beautification project will make a difference. ~ 22 year resident of Brookland.
  • Brooke Bernold
    signed 2018-05-15 03:33:32 -0400
  • Shawn Osborn
    signed 2018-05-15 01:33:24 -0400
  • Firoze Rao
    signed 2018-05-14 23:57:45 -0400
  • Joseph Cassidy
    signed 2018-05-14 23:20:18 -0400
  • Lisa Marflak
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-14 20:39:31 -0400
    Sign the petition: Support Funding for Brookland-RIA Tri Park
  • Lisa Marflak
    signed 2018-05-14 20:38:23 -0400
  • Jennifer Brundage
    signed 2018-05-14 19:32:13 -0400
  • Lauren Eastlack
    signed 2018-05-14 18:41:58 -0400
  • Mary Neznek
    signed 2018-05-14 17:31:02 -0400
  • Daniel Fried
    signed 2018-05-14 14:42:17 -0400
  • Megan Fowler
    signed 2018-05-14 14:35:49 -0400
  • Lauren Wiesner
    signed 2018-05-14 14:25:17 -0400
  • Linda Wright
    signed 2018-05-14 14:24:37 -0400
  • Kathleen Britton
    signed 2018-05-14 13:58:39 -0400
  • Marchant Wentworth
    signed via 2018-05-14 13:48:38 -0400
  • Brianna McCullough
    signed 2018-05-14 13:36:41 -0400

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