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Lafayette Play DC Playground

Project Overview

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!"
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.
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.

Project Details

Lafayette Park and Play DC Playground Renovation Project
Location: 5900 33rd Street, NW
Ward: 4
Budget: $1.5 million
Status: Planning
Construction Timeframe (Playground): July 2014 - October 2014
Construction Timeframe (School): June 2015 - August 2016
Builder: TBD
DGS Contact: Jackie Stanley
Note: More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Current Playground Features

  • Swings
  • Bucket swings
  • Tire swings
  • Separate fenced toddler and unfenced big kid play areas
  • Slides
  • Climbing features
  • Climbing wall
  • Monkey bars and rings
  • Spring based riders
  • Sand pit
  • Musical play equipment
  • Water sprinkler

Current Playground Ammenities

  • Bathrooms
  • Water fountains
  • A small recreation center

Featured Presentation

Lafayette ES and Playground Community Meeting - Final Concept Design Presentation July 8, 2014

Images of Current Lafayette Playground Play Spaces

Lafayette Playground Slide and Climbing Feature May 2014Lafayette Park Grassy Area May 2014
Trees Adjacent to Lafayette Playground Play Space May 2014Daisy Fountain Feature at Lafayette Playground May 2014