Well-activated, well-advertised parks can improve health east of the river.

Well-activated, well-advertised parks can improve health east of the river.

The CityParks Blog recently published an article about the health benefits of well-activated and frequently-used neighborhood parks. The study covered in the article found that increasing programming in parks and advertising about parks has a significant impact on how many people use them for physical activity.

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The January 4, 2019 DC Register in Tweets

The January 4, 2019 DC Register in Tweets

Helder Gil (@hgil), “Transplanted New Yorker. GWU & @GWHatchet alum. Public servant. On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog. All tweets are my personal opinion.”, regularly takes to Twitter to summarize the weekly publication of the DC Register. We’re sharing them here to elevate the importance of the DCR and to make the content more accessible.

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The December 28, 2018 DC Register in Tweets

The December 28, 2018 DC Register in Tweets

Helder Gil (@hgil), “Transplanted New Yorker. GWU & @GWHatchet alum. Public servant. On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog. All tweets are my personal opinion.”, regularly takes to Twitter to summarize the weekly publication of the DC Register. We’re sharing them here to elevate the importance of the DCR and to make the content more accessible.

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The December 7 DC Register in tweets

The December 7 DC Register in tweets

Helder Gil (@hgil), “Transplanted New Yorker. GWU & @GWHatchet alum. Public servant. On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog. All tweets are my personal opinion.”, regularly takes to Twitter to summarize the weekly publication of the DC Register. We’re capturing them here to elevate the importance of the DCR and to make the content more accessible.

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Kenilworth Park North: From a history of waste, destruction and loss to a future of hope, health and wealth?

Kenilworth Park North: From a history of waste, destruction and loss to a future of hope, health and wealth?

The northern half Kenilworth Park is slated to be transferred to the District of Columbia government from the Federal government. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has been working alongside members of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative (APACC), the National Park Service (NPS), the Office of Planning (OP) and the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to begin to envision what the park could become after the transfer.

APACC believes that the park, once cleaned up, can provide more than just space for recreation: it can provide green jobs for neighbors, outdoor education classrooms and programs for children and youth, better access to the Anacostia River, spaces for meditation and healing, and much, much more.

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