Halloween Parade: October 27

The John Eaton HSA has scheduled the 2010 Macomb Park Halloween Parade and post-parade party for 4:00 on Wednesday, October 27. Bring your kids, wear your costumes, and join the fun at this Cleveland Park tradition!

Needed: donations of candy, crackers, pretzels, water and juice. To donate, please contact Belinda Gee, park manager, at  belinda.gee@dc.gov.

Free Gardening Workshop July 12!

Neighbors: Join us at Macomb Park this Monday evening (July 12, from 6-7:30 pm) for a “native wildlife garden workshop” and hands-on installation led by the District Departments of the Environment/Parks and Recreation.

We need at least 15 neighbors — so please show your support!

Why come? Because you’ll:

the new garden will go in this space, by the entrance. need we say more?

  • help to beautify a neglected but very visible part of the park .
  • learn about different types of DC native plants, the importance of pollinators, and how to incorporate a wildlife garden into your own yard.
  • receive a Backyard Habitat kit, including pollinator-friendly plants, bird houses and other goodies.

The event is sponsored by the District Department of the Environment and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Kids are welcome!

Question? Contact kelly.melsted@dc.gov. See you there!

A Hot Day of Volunteering

Spirit of giving: More than 20 volunteers from Restoration Church spent several hours weeding, raking and otherwise beautifying Macomb Park in the 100-degree heat of July 7. The church is based in Atlanta and has recently opened in D.C. as well. Learn more at www.restorationchurchdc.com.

Thanks to these volunteers from Restoration Church!

Pastor Joey Craft of Restoration Church DC

Photos from May 1 park cleanup

DPR employees and neighborhood volunteers

Macomb cleanup May

Kara Kling and her son

Vince Cain from the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

The Restoration … Is Complete!

The long-awaited restoration of the Macomb Park gazebo began on March 15, 2010, and will conclude in mid-April, weather permitting. (Update, 4/9: the work finished ahead of schedule — check it out!) A team headed by Pete Ganginis, who built the gazebo in 1998, is performing the work under the guidance of Cleveland Park architect Dickson Carroll, who designed it.

Writes Dickson,

“It makes me so happy to see  spring renewal appearing in bright colors on the Macomb Park Gazebo!  … Thanks to Pete for doing a great job refurbishing his handiwork. I have been over several times and worked with Pete on selecting colors. We think it was last painted about eight years ago.”

Special thanks to the D.C. Department of Recreation for generously endowing this vital work.

A top-down restoration, March 19, 2010.

Summer Camp at Macomb Park

The summer fun at Macomb Park will include LITTLE EXPLORERS CAMP, which DPR describes as “a new adventure filled with music, movement, games, crafts, stories, and special activities like field trips and swimming.”

Ages: 3 to 5

Sessions: June 21 through August 20

Time: 8am to 6pm

Session 1     June 21 – June 25

Session 2     June 28 – July 9           

Session 3     July 12 – July 23

Session 4     July 26 – August 6

Session 5     August 9 – August 20

Register here!

Calling All T-Ball Players!

Announcing Macomb Park’s very own rookie t-ball league!
FREE T-BALL for kids ages 5-7.
No cost, free uniforms!
Start date: Monday, March 24. 
Practices: Mondays, 4-6.
Games: Fridays, 4-6.
Start date: Monday, March 24

Sign up NOW at the Rec Center, 3409 Macomb!
Questions? Belinda Gee, Park Manager

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