On Friday, May 25, 2012 Mayor Gray, DPR Director Jesús Aguirre, DGS Interim Director Brian Hanlon, and other Rosedale Community Leaders opened Rosedale Rec Center.
From Left to Right — Council Chair Kwame Brown, RCA President Necothia Bowens, DGS Interim Director Brian Hanlon, and Mayor Vincent Gray
DPR Director Jesús Aguirre
Rosedale Rec Site Manager Brian Williams and Staff
RCA President Necothia Bowens
ANC 6A07 Gladys Mack
Rosedale Youth Institute President Clinton Sharp
Rosdale Grassroots’ Sondra Gilbert
The Ribbon Cutting
The pool is already open, and looks pretty spectacular:
Though there are a few kinks to work out (the baby pool was closed for some reason) it should be a great place to cool off during a hot summer.
The main building is not open to the public yet, but it looks great. There’s a beautiful lobby:
A great indoor basketball court:
A game room:
A turf field:
Several multi-purpose rooms:
And the library, which is still under construction:
These instructions are a couple years old, but I believe they are still relevant. If you are interested starting or assisting in RRC recreational programming, here are the necessary steps:
1. Contact RRC Site Manger, Mr. Brian Williams, 202-213-5649 or Brian.Williams@dc.gov, to discuss the type of community programming you would like to offer or assist.
2. Go online to apply to become a DPR Volunteers in Action
3. You then wait for approval from Site Manager a DPR Volunteer Coordinator and then you can start your program and become part of one of America’s great legacies – Volunteerism!
Special thanks to Brit and Dana Wyckoff for their tireless efforts, to Rick Uzes and Patrick Jordan for organizing early meetings at the center and helping to bring public awareness to the need, and to Necothia Bowens for her continuing advocacy for a well-run recreation center in our community.