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Want a Dog Park? A Water Park? Park Morton Planners Seek Input

by Andrew Ramonas — February 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

Bruce Monroe Dog Run (Photo via Facebook/ Save the Bruce Monroe Community Park Dog Run)Bummed about the closure of the makeshift dog run at Bruce Monroe Community Park? Want to splash around in a water park in Park View?

District officials working on the redevelopment of the Park Morton public housing complex want to hear from you.

The New Communities Initiative, the D.C. government entity spearheading the redevelopment project, has launched an online survey that allows locals to share their ideas for recreational and park space at Bruce Monroe and Park Morton. The public housing complex in the area around Park and Morton streets NW in Park View is slated to close in the coming years and become part of a mixed-use and mixed-income development on Bruce Monroe’s land at 3000 Georgia Ave. NW.

The survey’s questions include: “What makes a ‘good’ park?” and “What type of ‘experience’ would you like to see at each park?” It also asks residents to say whether they want a dog park, water park, playground, community garden and other park amenities included in redevelopment work.

The Park Morton project has faced opposition from some locals, who are concerned about green space in Park View. More than 460 people have signed a petition to “save Bruce Monroe Community Park” since last fall.

Residents have until Friday at 6 p.m. to participate in the New Communities Initiative’s survey.

Photo via Facebook/Save the Bruce Monroe Community Park Dog Run

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