WATA: Public Hearings for Metro’s FY15 fare proposals and capital improvement program

In the coming week, Metro will be hosting six public hearings to receive comments on Metro’s FY15 fare proposals and capital improvement program. Each public hearing will begin at 6:30PM and be preceded by an informal “Information Session,” starting at 6:00PM. Two hearings are scheduled in Maryland:

 

Monday, Feb. 3 Matthews Memorial Baptist Church – Hearing 591 Fellowship Hall 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE Washington, DC

 

 

Thursday, Feb. 6 Metro Headquarters Building – Hearing 594 600 5th Street, NW Washington, DC

 

To facilitate additional means for the public to provide feedback, Metro is also hosting an online budget survey and will accept written comments. The online survey can be taken at www.wmata.com/budgetsurvey and is open until 5:00PM. on February 11. Written statements and exhibits may be sent to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, or e-mailed to writtentestimony@wmata.com. Statements also may be faxed to 202-962-1133. Written statements must be received by 5:00PM on Tuesday, February 11.

 

The full public hearing docket is available in six languages on Metro’s website: http://www.wmata.com/community_outreach/B14-01_B14-02_landing/B14-01_B14-02_landing.cfm

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@DCDPR: “DPR Fun Day” on February 14 During DC Public Schools’ Professional Development Day

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the second DPR Fun Day will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014. DC Public Schools (DCPS) will close for the entire day for staff development, therefore DPR will offer DPR Fun Day, a single-day program offering fun and enriching activities (such as sports activities, arts & crafts, and more) for children ages 6 – 12 years old. DPR strives to meet the needs of District families when the District’s public schools have planned closures.

DPR Fun Day will be offered at 12 DPR sites on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration for Fun Day will open on Friday, January 31 at 10 am. Before care and after care will not be offered. DPR Fun Day will incorporate DPR’s “Move, Grow and Be Green” initiative, as DPR continues to plant the seeds of personal development and environmental responsibility.

Sites offering DPR Fun Day are as follows:

Ward 1 : Park View Community Center – 693 Otis Place, NW | (202) 671-2186 Ward 3 : Chevy Chase Community Center – 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW | (202) 282-2204 Ward 4 : Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center – 501 Riggs Road, NE | (202) 576-5224 Ward 5 : Trinidad Recreation Center – 1310 Childress Street, NE | (202) 727-1293 Turkey Thicket Recreation Center – 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE | (202) 576-9238 Ward 6 : Kennedy Recreation Center – 1401 7th Street, NE | (202) 671-4794 Sherwood Recreation Center – 640 10th Street, NE | (202) 698-3075 Ward 7 : Deanwood Recreation Center – 1350 49th Street, NE | (202)) 671-3077 Hillcrest Recreation Center – 3100 Denver Street, SE | (202) 645-9200 Ward 8 : Bald Eagle Recreation Center – 100 Joliet Street, SW | (202) 671-5125 Ferebee Hope Recreation Center – 3999 8th Street, SE | (202) 645-3916 Fort Stanton Recreation Center – 1812 Erie Street, SE | (202) 671-1040

Children should be sent with their lunch and snacks for the day as DPR staff will not provide these items. Parents are asked to adhere to DPR’s policies on food and snacks, which will be available on DPR’s website at the time of registration.

Although there is no “application” or registration fee for this program, online pre-registration is required. Registration will open on Friday, January 31 at 10 am. All registration must be completed online.

Space fills on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment at each site is subject to availability. It is recommended that parents create an online account for all members of their family in DPR’s registration system before the registration period in order to be prepared. Registration closes at 12 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.
To Register:

  • Click here. Once registration opens on January 31, you will be redirected to the registration page, where you can log in with your username and password.
  • Enter “Fun Day” in the search box.
  • Select the program, DPR Fun Day, to your cart.
  • Check out to complete the enrollment.

For more information, visit DPR Fun Day or contact DPR’s Seasonal Programs office at (202) 671-0372.

@DCDPR: Registration for DPR’s 2014 Summer Camps Opens February 10

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the summer camp registration, dates and information for the 2014 Summer Camp season. For Summer 2014, DPR will again offer a rolling registration period starting Monday, February 10th for District residents. Registration for non-District residents will begin on Monday, March 10th. During the rolling registration period, a specific group of camp sites will open for online registration each day at 12 noon. Once the online registration is open for a particular camp, the registration will remain open until all the camp spaces are filled. Please make a note of the registration dates for the camp(s) of your choice to ensure that online registration is initiated on the correct date.

Registration can be completed online or in person at the DPR Summer Camp office located at Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard Street, NW – 4th floor). Space fills on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment is subject to availability. It is recommended that parents create an online DPR account for all campers in the DPR registration system prior to the registration period. For the SETLC Tennis camp, Therapeutic Recreation camps and REC camps, registration can be completed at the specific site only.

Beginning on January 13, 2014, DPR opened the Reduced Rate Pre-Qualification Period for DC residents. Residents must come to the Summer Camp Office (1480 Girard Street, NW – 4th floor) to complete a reduced rate application. Applications must be submitted in person. Qualification requirements can be found on DPR’s Summer Camp website – summercamps.dc.gov. The goal of the pre-qualification period is to assist residents with completing their reduced rate applications in advance, so that applicants can be prepared when camp registration opens on February 10, 2014. Please note that reduced rate applications will be accepted throughout the entire Summer 2014 season, however District residents interested in applying for a reduced rate must apply PRIOR to registering for camp. Non-District residents are not eligible for reduced rate.

DPR’s summer camp will consist of four, two-week camp sessions starting on June 23, 2014 and ending on August 15, 2014. Most camps will operate Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 5 pm with before care from 8 am – 9 am and after care from 5 pm – 6 pm. There is an additional charge for before and after care. Select DPR camp sites will offer the Free Summer Meals Program. (Please note that camps that DO NOT offer the free summer meals program are indicated in the listing below.) Children attending camps that do not offer the free summer meals program must bring their own lunch and snacks. Please refer to the DPR Summer Camps Parent Guidebook for DPR’s food policies.

Also, DPR is currently implementing Mayor Gray’s “Play DC: Playground Improvement Initiative”, renovating 40 play spaces throughout the District of Columbia. Centers that have the notation ‘ *Play DC site ‘ may have construction taking place on their playground area. At these sites, campers will NOT have access to the playground area during the construction process and DPR will take every precaution to ensure campers safety.

Should an applicant need to request a refund or a transfer, please note that DPR will not process any transfer requests or refund requests until after February 24, 2014. Please go to the 2014 Summer Camp Fees website page for more information.

The following information is listed below:

  • Camp Session Dates
  • Summer Camp Programs offered
  • Rolling Registration Schedule
  • Assessment and REC Camps
  • Fee Schedule

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Camp session dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: June 23 – July 3, 2014 (Holiday July 4th)
  • Session 2: July 7 – July 18, 2014
  • Session 3: July 21 – August 1, 2014
  • Session 4: August 4 – August 15, 2014

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DPR Summer Camp programs offered:

  • Aqua Day Camp (ages 6-13)
  • Discovery Camp (ages 6-10)
  • Jelleff Summer Camp (ages 6-12)
  • Little Explorers Camp (ages 3-5)
  • Outdoor Adventure Camp (ages 8-13)
  • REC Camp (ages 6-13) **
  • Tweens Camp (ages 11-13)
  • Verano Spanish Camp (ages 3-5)
  • Sports Camps: (ages 8-13)
    • Boxing Camp
    • Camp Cheer (Cheerleading)
    • Camp GOAL! (Soccer)
    • Camp Score (Multi-Sport)
    • Nothing but Net (Basketball)
    • Softball
    • Tennis Camp at SETLC **
  • Partnership Camps:
    • ACHIEVE Kids Triathlon Camp (ages 9-14)
    • 3 Pointers and Prose (ages 6-12)
  • Therapeutic Recreation Camps**:
    • Camp Adventure (ages 6-16) **
    • Camp Funward Bound (ages 21+) **
    • Let’s Play Together (ages 6-10) **
    • Let’s Play Together: Little Explorers (ages 3-5) **
      ** These camps conduct registration on site. No online registration is available. Tennis camp and Therapeutic Recreation camps require an in-person, on site assessment prior to enrollment.

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DPR’s Summer Camps 2014 Rolling Registration schedule is as follows:

— Monday, February 10th at 12 noon

  • Bald Eagle Recreation Center (100 Joliet Street, SW – Ward 8)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Boxing Camp (ages 8-13)
  • Banneker Community Center (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW – Ward 1)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
  • Benning Park Community Center (Southern Avenue & Fable Street, SE – Ward 7)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Brentwood Recreation Center (2311 14th Street, NE – Ward 5)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Volta Park Recreation Center (1555 34th Street, NW – Ward 2) ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)

– Monday, February 10th – In-person registration opens

  • REC Camps
    • All ​REC Center camps require in-person registration only. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for REC camp locations. Registration is available during the normal operating hours of the participating sites. Online registration is not offered for this camp.
  • Tennis Camp at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC)
    • DPR’s Tennis camp requires in-person registration at the SETLC and an assessment. Registration is available during the normal operating hours of the center. Online registration is not offered for this camp.
  • Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Center Camps
    • All ​TR Center camps require an in-person registration at the TR Center and an assessment. Registration is available during the normal operating hours of the center. Online registration is not offered for this camp.

— Tuesday, February 11th at 12 noon

  • Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard Street, NW – Ward 1) * Play DC Site
    • Tweens (ages 11-13)
  • Friendship Recreation Center (4500 Van Ness Street, NW – Ward 3) ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Hillcrest Recreation Center (3100 Denver Street, SE – Ward 7)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Nothing But Net (Basketball) (ages 8-13)
  • Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW – Ward 6)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
  • Petworth Recreation Center (801 Taylor Street, NW – Ward 4)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street, NE – Ward 5) * Play DC Site
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)

— Wednesday, February 12th at 12 noon

  • Lafayette Recreation Center (5900 33rd Street, NW – Ward 4) * Play DC Site ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
  • Macomb Recreation Center (3409 Macomb Street, NW – Ward 3)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center (501 Riggs Road, NE – Ward 4)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Softball (ages 8-13)
  • Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th Street, NE – Ward 6)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
  • Stead Recreation Center (1625 P Street, NW – Ward 2)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)

— Thursday, February 13th at 12 noon

  • Chevy Chase Community Center (5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW – Ward 3) ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Tweens (ages 11-13)
  • Douglass Community Center (2100 Stanton Terrace, SE – Ward 8)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Kalorama Recreation Center (1875 Columbia Road, NW – Ward 1)
    • Outdoor Adventure Camp – Session 1
  • Lamond Recreation Center (20 Tuckerman Street, NE – Ward 4)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Nothing But Net (Basketball) (ages 8-13)
  • North Michigan Park Recreation Center (1333 Emerson Street, NE – Ward 5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)

— Friday, February 14th at 12 noon

  • Chevy Chase Recreation Center (5500 41st Street, NW – Ward 3) ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Emery Recreation Center (5801 Georgia Avenue, NW – Ward 4)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Nothing But Net (Basketball) (ages 8-13)
  • Fort Davis Community Center (1400 41st Street, SE – Ward 7)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Camp Score (Multi-Sport) (ages 8-13)
  • Jelleff Recreation Center (3265 S Street, NW – Ward 2) ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Jelleff Summer Camp (ages 6-12)
  • Langdon Park Recreation Center (2901 20th Street, NE – Ward 5)
    • Camp Cheer (Cheerleading) (ages 8-13)

Monday, February 17th – PRESIDENT’S DAY District Government is Closed. No new camps open for registration today.

— Tuesday, February 18th at 12 noon

  • Benning Stoddert Community Center (100 Stoddert Place, SE – Ward 7)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Fort Stanton Community Center (1812 Erie Street, SE – Ward 8)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Camp Score (Multi-Sport) (ages 8-13)
    • Aqua Day (Session 4 only)
    • 3 Pointers and Prose (Basketball)
  • Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert Street, NW – Ward 3) * Play DC Site ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Verano Spanish Camp (ages 3-5)
  • Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center (1299 Neal Street, NE – Ward 5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • Tweens (ages 11-13)
  • Takoma Community Center (300 Van Buren Street, NW – Ward 4)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Aqua Day (Session 2 only)
    • Camp GOAL! (Soccer) (ages 5-7)

— Wednesday, February 19th at 12 noon

  • Fort Stevens Recreation Center (1327 Van Buren Street, NW – Ward 4)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
  • Hardy Recreation Center (4500 Q Street, NW – Ward 3) ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Camp Score (Multi-Sport) (ages 8-13)
  • Hearst Recreation Center (3950 37th Street, NW – Ward 3) ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Camp GOAL! (Soccer) (ages 8-13)
  • Palisades Community Center (5200 Sherrier Place, NW – Ward 3) ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
    • Outdoor Adventure Camp – Session 2
  • Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th Street, NW – Ward 4)
    • Verano Spanish Camp (ages 3-5)
  • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Avenue, NE – Ward 5)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • DC Achieve Triathalon Camp (ages 9-14) ** This camp will have late registration
    • Aqua Day (Session 3 only)

— Thursday, February 20th at 12 noon

  • Birney School @ Barry Farm Recreation Center (2501 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE – Ward 8)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th Street, NE – Ward 7)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)
    • DC Achieve Triathalon Camp (ages 9-14) ** This camp will have late registration
    • Aqua Day (Session 1 only)
  • Stoddert Recreation Center (4001 Calvert Street, NW – Ward 3)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
  • Watkins Recreation Center (420 12th Street, SE – Ward 6)
    • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Discovery (ages 6-10)

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Assessment Camps: In person registration and assessments are required for Therapeutic Recreation and Tennis camps. Please note that DPR staff will conduct all assessments. Registration for these camps will open on Monday, February 10th. Online registration is not available for these camps, in person registration must take place at the site that your child will attend during each sites normal hours of operation.

  • Therapeutic Recreation Center: 3030 G St., SE (Ward 7)
    • Let’s Play Together: Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    • Camp Adventure (ages 6-16)
    • Let’s Play Together (ages 6-10)
    • Camp Funward Bound (ages 21+)
  • Southeast Tennis & Learning Center (SETLC): 701 Mississippi Ave., SE (Ward 8)
    • Tennis Camp (ages 8-18)

REC Camps: In person registration is required for all REC camps. Registration for these camps will open on Monday, February 10th. Online registration is not available for these camps, in person registration must take place at the site that your child will attend during each sites normal hours of operation.

  • Arboretum Recreation Center : 2412 Rand Pl., NE (Ward 5)
  • Benning Park Community Center : Southern Ave. & Fable St., SE (Ward 7)
  • Benning Stoddert Recreation Center : 100 Stoddert Pl., SE (Ward 7)
  • Birney School (temporary site of Barry Farm Recreation Center) : 2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE – entrance is on the parking lot side (Ward 8)
  • Brentwood Recreation Center : 2311 14th St., NE (Ward 5)
  • Columbia Heights Community Center : 1480 Girard St., NW (Ward 1)
  • Douglass Community Center : 2100 Stanton Terr., SE (Ward 8)
  • Edgewood Recreation Center : 3rd & Evarts St., NE (Ward 5)
  • Ferebee Hope Recreation Center : 3999 8th St., SE (Ward 8) * Play DC Site
  • Hamilton Recreation Center : 1340 Hamilton St., NW (Ward 4)
  • Harrison Recreation Center : 1330 V St., NW (Ward 1)
  • Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center : 1743 Lincoln Rd., NE (Ward 5)
  • King Greenleaf Recreation Center : 201 N St., SW (Ward 6) * Play DC Site
  • Langdon Park Community Center : 2901 20th St., NE (Ward 5)
  • Marie Reed Recreation Center : 2200 Champlain St., NW (Ward 1)
  • Marvin Gaye Recreation Center : 6201 Banks St., NE (Ward 7)
  • Park View Community Center : 693 Otis Pl., NW (Ward 1)
  • Raymond Recreation Center : 3725 10th St., NW (Ward 4)
  • Rosedale Recreation Center : 1701 Gales St., NE (Ward 6)
  • Upshur Recreation Center : 4300 Arkansas Ave., NW (Ward 4)

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Summer Camp Fees*:

  • Little Explorers, Discovery, Tweens, Sports, Jelleff and Therapeutic Recreation Camps: $100 per session ; $10 field trip fee per session ; $20 before and after care per session
  • Aqua Day Camp: $150 per session ; $10 field trip fee per session ; $20 before and after care per session
  • Verano Spanish Camp: $310 per session ; $10 field trip fee per session ; $20 before and after care per session
  • Outdoor Adventure Camp: Session 1 (June 23 – July 18, 2014) : $450 per session ; $10 field trip fee per session ; $20 before and after care per session Session 2 (July 21 – August 15, 2014) : $450 per session ; $10 field trip fee per session ; $20 before and after care per session ** Please note that Outdoor Adventure Camp sessions are structured differently
  • REC Camps: $40 registration fee for District residents. Please note that the registration fee covers all 4 camps sessions (the entire summer). REC camps are not eligible for reduced rate and are not available for non-District residents.
    * Fees listed are the rates for District residents. For non-resident fees, please go to summercamps.dc.gov.

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DPR does not maintain waiting lists for summer camps. Additional information can be found on the DPR summer camps website at summercamps.dc.gov or by contacting the Summer Camp office.

DPR’s Summer Camp Office is located at the Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard Street, NW, 4th Floor – Washington, DC 20009). The Summer Camp office contact information is as follows: phone: (202) 671-0372; fax: (202) 671-2796; and email: dpr.camps@dc.gov. Camp office hours of operation are Mondays and Tuesdays: 10 am – 7 pm and Wednesdays through Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm. The Camp office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.