DC Parks


Location: Washington, DC


Intent:  Play DC is a city-wide initiative to improve the DC Department of Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) play spaces. DPR, in partnership with the Department of General Services (DGS), and DC Office of planning plan to renovate the District’s park and recreation facilities in order to provide world-class resources to District residents over the next ten to fifteen years. Since 2013, EHT Traceries in conjunction with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. (formerly Greenhorne & O’Mara) has provided historic preservation and archaeological services for ten District-owned play spaces as part of the Play DC initiative. Working in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation and the DC Historic Preservation Office’s (DC HPO)Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations in the District of Columbia, EHT Traceries has provided preservation consultation to prime contractors, executed historic resource surveys, and completed archival research to meet historic requirements for the archaeological investigations at each park. Along with Stantec, Traceries has prepared work plans, supervised field excavations, monitored construction, analyzed artifacts, and submitted official Phase I and Phase II documentation for compliance with and review by DC HPO. The results of all Play DC investigations have been documented in a series of reports submitted to DPR, DGS, and DC HPO.

SITES INCLUDE:
• Banneker Recreation Center
• Congress Heights Recreation Center
• Fort Greble Park
• Fort Stevens Recreation Center
• Hamilton Recreation Center
• Harrison Recreation Center
• Hillcrest Park
• Kennedy Recreation Center
• Jesse Reno School
• Southeast Tennis Center

Client:  District of Columbia

Dates: 2013–present