A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.
That's a park? Hmm. Is it the smallest park in DC?Squid
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
what's up with that triangle on land on florida that used to have two houses on it?
@west virginia i think.
Somebody got killed on Friday night near this park on 8th street between I and L.
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
CAN WE GET A GYM
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.
How about turning it into a dog park for Chihuahuas.
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.
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.
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?
you fit a starbucks there, no?LOL
organic, locally-sourced cupcake stand. maybe make it mixed use, with some luxury condos starting in the low 300's.
Perhaps Joe Englert can build a triangle-park themed bar there?
Just plant a nice tree there and call it a day.
Look how gross and over grown it is. I'd spray some round up and kill those weeds.
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
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.
I think Richard Layman tried to get a statue in there about a decade ago. If he sees this, please can provide more info!
Joe Englert said:Ontario Roader, you took the words right out of mymouth...
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.
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.
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