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Mayor Bowser to Cut Ribbon on Woody Ward Recreation Center and Kick Off 2021 Outdoor Pool Season

Friday, May 28, 2021

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Friday, May 28, at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Woody Ward Recreation Center in Ward 7, named for the former professional football player and longtime DC Department of Parks and Recreation employee. Following a brief tour of the facility, Mayor Bowser will officially open outdoor pools this summer for first time since 2019. Outdoor pools across the District will open to the public on Saturday, May 29, and be open this weekend through Monday, May 31.

The event will feature free lunch served by Whole Foods, music, games, and more for the community to enjoy.

Friday, May 28, at 11:00 a.m.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Vincent C. Gray, Ward 7

Keith Anderson, Director, Department of General Services

Delano Hunter, Director, DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Ebbon Allen, Former ANC 7E03 Commissioner

Woody Ward, Jr.

Woody Ward Recreation Center
5100 Southern Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro Stations: Benning Road and Capitol Heights Stations*

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 watch from a safe, virtual space. To view event online visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).