Major Funding Dedicated to New Sports Complex and Renovated Facilities in DC

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From summer programs to renovated recreation centers to a brand new sports complex, new or improved facilities will be installed in all eight districts of the district.

From summer programs to renovated recreation centers to a brand new sports complex, new or improved facilities will be installed in all eight districts of the district.

This is part of a $365 million investment that is expected to take place over the next six years as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s fiscal year 2023 budget.



Residents can expect a new indoor sports complex at RFK Stadium, a $60 million project that will provide gymnastics and other indoor activities for children and adults, according to a press release from the mayor’s office. .

Residents of Ward 3 can expect $17.5 million for upgrades to the Chevy Chase Community Center.

An additional $18.5 million will go to the Randall Recreation Center in Ward 6, and approximately $22 million will fund renovations at the Fort Davis Recreation Center in Ward 7.

Programming for children under the Department of Parks and Recreation’s new initiative called Recreation for ALL will include greater access to gym programs and additional slots for summer camps.

See the full list of planned projects below:

  • Ward 1 — $12.3 million for improvements to the Park View Recreation Center and $21 million for a new Rita Bright Community Center
  • Ward 2 — $3 million for improvements to Francis Field
  • Ward 3 — $17.5 million for improvements to the Chevy Chase Community Center
  • Ward 4 — $15 million for a new recreation center in Upshur and $13 million for improvements to the recreation center in Emery Heights
  • Ward 5 — $19 million for the Harry Thomas Recreation Center and $19.7 million for the redevelopment of the Langdon Park Community Center
  • Ward 6 — $15 million for the modernization of the Rumsey Aquatic Center
  • Ward 7 — $15 million for an indoor aquatics facility at the Hillcrest Recreation Center, as well as $20 million for a new DPR facility in the River Terrace community and $6.8 million for the Rosedale Pool expansion
  • Ward 8 — $7 million to replace the aging outdoor pool at the Anacostia Recreation Center, $20.2 million to renovate the Douglas Recreation Center and $750,000 to build the first dog park in Ward 8

New programming under the Leisure for ALL initiative includes:

  • 10,000 more summer camp sites and 1,000 more participants at Camp Riverview
  • 1,400 additional slots for learning to swim and Sunday pool service restored in some centers
  • Over 330 slot machines in Tiny Tots Tennis
  • 250 more residents participate in gymnastics programs
  • 1,200 opportunities for girls to join new volleyball, softball and soccer teams and leagues
  • 300 more participants in the Senior Olympics and water sports programming at Diamond Teague Park featuring boating, kayaking and canoeing activities

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