Shepherd Park Community Center Update (July 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:

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.


What Happened In June

  • Continued work ongoing in the existing multipurpose room (painting, lighting, etc.)
  • Continued installation of interior framing
  • Completion of blocking required for gymnasium climbing wall
  • Continued installation of underground utilities and rough-in of conduit
  • Completion of installation of rooftop units for the new HVAC system
  • Continued installation of interior drywall
  • Completed installation of lighting protection and roof penetrations

Shepherd Park Community Center Inside July

What to Expect in July

  • Installation of exterior Swiss Pearl cladding
  • Installation of walk-in cooler and other new amenities in the new cafeteria kitchen
  • Installation of new windows
  • Installation of ceramic tile in the new addition
  • Continued installation of new roofing system
  • Continued mechanical and plumbing preparation for new additions

Did you know?

The Department of General Services (DGS) began the ‘Percent for Art’ program in 2013 as a vehicle to support the local creative economy and complement the agency’s award-winning architecture with diverse and inspiring permanent works of art?  Since its inception, DGS has commissioned nearly 500 works of art across the District, including several new art installations that will be implemented at Shepherd Park Community Center.



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