Shepherd Park Community Center Update (August 2020)

DC Department of Parks and Recreation project manager Brent Sisco shared the following update on the Shepherd Park Community Center on Monday. 

Hello Shepherd Park Community!

Attached is the July construction update for the Shepherd Park project.  We hope that you find these updates informative and that each of you is doing well and in good health.  Please note that each update will also be added to the project website after e-mail distribution:  https://dgs.dc.gov/page/shepherd-park-community-center

Project Overview

Shepherd Park Community Center project includes the addition of a new community center attached to the existing Shepherd Elementary School to include:

  • a new cafeteria/cooking kitchen
  • multipurpose dining room
  • gymnasium
  • fitness center
  • office
  • restrooms for both elementary students and adults

New amenities will be used by students during the day with community usage after school hours.

SPCC_Gym

What Happened In July

  • Continued work ongoing in the existing multi-purpose room (painting, lighting, etc)
  • Continued installation of the Swiss Pearl exterior cladding system
  • Continued installation of glass and doors
  • Continued installation of new school kitchen equipment
  • Completed installation of new gym basketball goals, scoreboard, and shot clocks
  • Completed interior drywall installations
  • Completed installation of new roofing system
  • Completed installation of ceramic tiles

What to Expect in August

  • Completion of the installation of the Swiss Pearl exterior cladding system
  • Installation of new gym flooring, bleachers, and climbing wall.
  • Installation of new kitchenette appliances
  • Installation of fitness room flooring and workout equipment
  • Completion of the south retaining wall and final concrete pours for DPR facility entrance

Did you know?

The landscaping for the Shepherd Park Community Center project will include only native plants, which are those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved?  Since native plants are accustomed to their habitat, they are able to hold water better than non-native plants, helping the District save significant amounts of water.  Native plants also require less maintenance and have better resistance to local weather. No fertilizer or pesticides are needed, helping to reduce environmental pollution and damage.

Native Plants
Beardtongue – Penstemon digitalis
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