As part of the Play DC comprehensive Parks and Recreation 10-15 year Master Plan for the District of Columbia, the current play space at Lafayette Recreation Center will be renovated to enhance the park's resources to help Washingtonians "Move, Grow, and Be Green!" To ensure that the newly renovated play space meets the needs of, and reflects the individuality and uniqueness of the community, DGS strongly urges District residents to participate in the community meetings.
Lafayette Park and Playground is located in the Chevy Chase neighborhood in Northwest, DC. The park currently consists of nine acres and is run by the Department of Parks and Recreation. It shares the site with Lafayette Elementary School, part of the DC Public School System. The site is framed by the following streets, Quesada, Broad Branch, 33rd, and Northampton on the south side of the park. The park is open daily to the public and closed after dark.
Lafayette Park and Play DC Playground Renovation Project
The legislation, which is currently under Congressional review, requires the District to retain an independent consultant who will review the Metropolitan Police Department 's handling of sexual assault cases.