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Friday, October 21, 2011

Triangle Park Meeting Tomorrow

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Photo from Google Earth

There's a meeting tomorrow at 2pm about the future of the tiny triangle park at 8th and K Street. Meet at the triangle (rain or shine) to share your ideas about what could be part of this small park.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a park? Hmm. Is it the smallest park in DC?

Squid

Unknown said...

Even a really small green space is a nice respite from all the asphalt and concrete of a city. And it requires a little time and effort so it remains an asset rather than a blight.

Max

reflexive said...

what's up with that triangle on land on florida that used to have two houses on it?

reflexive said...

@west virginia i think.

Anonymous said...

Somebody got killed on Friday night near this park on 8th street between I and L.

Anonymous said...

agreed with max. we need more green and less concrete.

i have the same question as reflexive. does anyone know what's up with the triangle on Florida/WVa Ave that used to have a couple houses on it? sure hope it turns into some sort of park rather than a 7-11 or something.

raychelle

Anonymous said...

CAN WE GET A GYM

Tony Goodman, ANC 6C04 said...

Great meeting today at the tiny triangle park! A little color here could help put a smile on people's faces as they walk through the neighborhood or wait for a bus. Thanks Cody for organizing this.

Anonymous said...

How about turning it into a dog park for Chihuahuas.

Gonzo said...

If that is what passes for a park in DC, god help us. We need to stop building shit and start making habitable, civic green spaces. That is a pitiful excuse for a 'park' - let's just call it a vegetative space and not embarrass ourselves.

Gonzo said...

Correction: I'm not against building shit in general, but let's occasionally demand that we not build up, but rather build green. Europe does this well.

8th and I said...

Gonzo, very helpful comments. And thanks for your input. I suppose we could stop embarrassing ourselves by sitting behind computer screens and ranting about the use of the word 'park' describing this space, or we could actually do something about the eyesore it has become. Which do you think is more productive?

Let's be honest, this isn't a 'park' in the traditional use of the word; it's a small triangular green-space wedged in between busy streets. But is the issue really using the word 'park' or is it getting neighbors together to beautify this public space?

Jen Trifier said...

you fit a starbucks there, no?

LOL

armchair developer said...

organic, locally-sourced cupcake stand. maybe make it mixed use, with some luxury condos starting in the low 300's.

ontarioroader said...

Perhaps Joe Englert can build a triangle-park themed bar there?

Doug said...

Just plant a nice tree there and call it a day.

Anonymous said...

Look how gross and over grown it is. I'd spray some round up and kill those weeds.

Dave B said...

this seems like the kind of thing where people get 80% of the way towards completing something worthwhile without harming anything and then someone shuts them down because they don't have a permit

Anonymous said...

Really, the only thing the space could be good for is an art installation. Maybe something that reflects the neighborhood, the blending of the new and the established. If not that, maybe a tree.

Tom A. said...

I think Richard Layman tried to get a statue in there about a decade ago.

If he sees this, please can provide more info!

Anonymous said...

Joe Englert said:

Ontario Roader, you took the words right out of my
mouth...

Anonymous said...

In tough economic times, the performing arts are hard hit and under-supported. I think we should install a small platform for an interpretive dancer to perform round the clock.

Anonymous said...

Or you can just ask the transexual hookers that walk from the bus stops at 8th and K to their "offices" at North Capitol and K to do it for free. Wait, they would probably charge more than the dancers.