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Friendship - Turtle Park Recreation Center Project

Frienship Recreation Center Rendering

Project Overview

Friendship Recreation Center will be a new state of the art 4,500 square foot recreation facility. The current recreation center is outdated and no longer serves the community efficiently. The new recreation center will house a new community room to hold up to 125 people, lobby/gallery to display local art, a dedicated kids/craft room for the local coop and additional storage and administrative space. In addition the exterior improvements include an updated tot lot and upper playground, a new basketball court, a new splash pad, site amenities and landscaping.

Friendship Park - Also called Turtle Park         

Scope of work may include but may not be limited to:

  • New larger recreation center
  • New playground for toddlers and older kids
  • New play courts
  • New spray park
  • New landscaping
  • New exterior site amenities (benches, trash cans, etc.)

Project Details

Friendship Recreation Center Project (Includes Turtle Park Playground)
Location: 45th and Van Ness Street, NW
Ward: 3
Agency Responsible for Construction: DGS
Design Start Date: June 2014 
Construction Start Date: Late Summer/Early Fall 2015
Construction End Date: Spring 2017
Budget: $7.3M
Architect: Fanning Howey
General Contractor: Tompkins Construction
Status: Construction
Green Features/LEED Certification: LEED Silver
DPR Project Manager: Brent Sisco
DGS Project Manager: Shahrokh Ghahramani
DGS Contact: Jackie Stanley (DGS), (202) 431-1195

Friendship Recreation Center ANC Meeting Presentation (January 12, 2017)


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