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Mayor Bowser to Cut the Ribbon on the First Dog Park East of the River

Thursday, May 9, 2024

(Washington, DC) - On Friday, May 10 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Department of General Services (DGS), and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will celebrate the opening of Texas Avenue Dog Park in Ward 7. This will be the first dog park East of the River, with two fenced dog play areas for small and large dogs.

Mayor Bowser’s FY25 budget includes $224 million in Ward 7 DPR investments, including the Hillcrest Aquatic Center, the Fort Dupont Ice Arena, the Joy Evans Therapeutic Recreation Center, the future Sports Complex at RFK, and more. 
Friday, May 10 at 11 
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Delano Hunter, Director, Department of General Services 
Thennie Freeman, Director, DC Department of Parks and Recreation 
Darren Thompson, East River Dog Park Group 
4600 Texas Ave SE  
Across from Plummer Elementary School 
 *Closest Metro Station: Benning Road Metro Station*    
*Closest Bus Lines: U5, U6, and 96*    
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 4217 E Capitol St SE*   

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].  
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or X.  

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