by Tim Regan September 8, 2015 at 11:00 am 0

Spray Park, photo via

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation wants locals to stay cool this week.

The department yesterday declared it was delaying the closure of its spray parks through the end of the week due to forecasted high heat and humidity.


The parks, which were originally scheduled to close for the season on Labor Day, will stay open until Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

Here’s a list of spray parks in the Wards 1 and 2:

Ward 1:

  • 14th and Girard Street Spray Park (14th and Girard St. NW)
  • 4th and Park Road Spray Park (14th St. and Park Rd. NW)
  • Columbia Heights Spray Park (1480 Girard St. NW)
  • Harrison Spray Park (1330 V St. NW)
  • Westminster Spray Park (911 Westminster St. NW)

Ward 2:

  • Stead Recreaction Center. Spray Park (1625 P St. NW)

Photo via Facebook / DCPR

by Tim Regan September 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm 0


Lucky us: We’re taking Monday off to celebrate Labor Day.

To those leaving the city and those staying within the District, we wish you a happy and safe holiday weekend. To tide you over until next week, here’s a short roundup of some of the things you should keep in mind this weekend:

If you take any photos of your relaxing holiday weekend, be sure to send them our way. We may feature some reader photos in a post next week. Send your photos to [email protected] or tweet them at us.

And we’re out! See you all on Tuesday.

by August 31, 2012 at 11:00 am 2,185 0

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No trash collection or parking enforcement Labor Day. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The DC Department of Public Works is observing the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 3 As a result, there will be no trash and recycling collections. Parking regulations will not be enforced either.

In once-a-week collection neighborhoods, collections will “slide” to the next day. In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday and Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday, and Tuesday and Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.

Trash and recycling containers should be put out for collection no earlier than 6:30 pm the night before collection and removed from public space by 8 pm on collection day.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, September 4.

  • In once-a-week trash and recycling collection neighborhoods collections will “slide” to the next day, so Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday and so on.
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday/Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday and Tuesday/Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Monday, September 3, so motorists will not need to move their cars that day.

However, the Washington Nationals will play home games at Nationals Park beginning August 31, through September 9, and parking regulations in that neighborhood will be enforced daily, including on September 3.  Vehicles violating these restrictions will be ticketed and towed. Other parking regulations, including expired meters, residential parking and street sweeping, will be suspended for the holiday.

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by August 30, 2008 at 11:25 am 1,669 0

Some suggestions for this 3-day weekend in D.C.


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