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Last Saturday, I was proud to take part in the groundbreaking of a new Edgewood Recreation Center, a project that I have been working with the community on since being sworn into office. The field house at 3rd and Everts that I went to while growing up, is outdated and inadequate for the needs of the community.

The new Edgewood Recreation Center will also include an indoor gymnasium, community rooms, classrooms, teen and tech lounges, a teaching kitchen, a fitness center, and an outdoor playground. In addition to a new community garden, the LEED-certified facility will also feature a rooftop urban farm. The sports field will be renovated with natural grass and a fitness trail around the field.

I am already looking forward to the ribbon cutting, expected in spring 2019, and another generation of kids, like myself, growing up going to Edgewood Rec.

In Service,

In this issue of the Ward 5 Report:

Kenyan in the Community

Deadline to Sign Up for DC Health Link is January 31

You can still get quality, affordable health insurance for you and your family at But, time is running out! Open enrollment ends on January 31, 2018. Getting covered is easy and accessible. You can visit and use the online decision support tools. There are enrollment centers across the city, including at the Woodridge Library (open Mondays: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Saturdays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm). You can also call the D.C. Health Link Contact Center at (855) 532-5465. FREE expert help is available. D.C. Health Link has many plans to choose from that are designed to meet your needs and your budget. Some residents may be eligible for reduced premiums.

DC Deptartment of Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Registration Opens February 5

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), announced registration for its 2018 summer camp season will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 with a rolling registration, in which a limited number of programs will open for registration each day over a one-week period. Following rolling registration, DPR summer camps remain open until full capacity is reached and/or the first day of the summer camp session. Check the DPR website for full details.

DPR’s rolling registration begins Monday, February 5, 2018 – Friday, February 9, 2018 and will open each day at 12 p.m. for DC residents only.

Rolling Registration Schedule:
  • Monday, February 5: Discovery Camp (ages 6-10)
  • Tuesday, February 6: Little Explorers Camp (ages 3-5)
  • Wednesday, February 7: REC Camp (ages 6-13); Jelleff Summer Camp (ages 6-12)
  • Thursday, February 8: Sports Camps (ages 5-13); Aqua Day Camp (ages 6-13)
  • Friday, February 9: Enrichment Camp (ages 3-12); Specialty Camps (ages 4-13)
Check DPR's website for information on Reduced Rates for 2018 Summer Camps for those eligible. Applicants should be aware DPR has a new registration system and your old account may not work. Applicants should create a new account before registration begins on February 5th.

Volunteer to help Seniors through Seabury Resources

Seabury Age-In-Place® will hold a volunteer orientation on Thursday, February 8 for all individuals interested in helping older adults with yard work and house cleaning. The orientation will take place at the Age-In-Place® office located at 2501 18th St NE, DC. Register via Eventbrite or contact Seabury Resources at or 202-625-9384 ext. 102 with any questions.
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