The Fields at RFK: Operations and Permitting Updates
Events DC and CRYSP DC are committed to patron, staff and community safety. The Fields have resumed back to normal hours of operation daily from 8 AM – 11 PM. Permitting is required for all organized activities. The winter permitting window for field usage begins October 15 through October 25, 2020. Please email email@example.com for more information.
For Your Safety:
- Permits will be issued for low-risk sports (no-contact practices and games), as well as medium- and higher-risk sports (no-contact practices only)
- Open Play continues at designated times with 60-minute limits
- Patrons should wear masks, keep 6-10 feet distance and wash/sanitize hands upon entry
- Maximum of 50 people per field/event, including coaches/staff/parents
- Maximum of 30 people on the playground
We thank you for being a partner in the successful and safe reopening of The Fields. Please remember to #PlayItSafe!
RFK Campus: Capital Improvements
In case you missed the last RFK Quarterly Meeting, here are some updates on recent RFK Campus improvements!
- Additional restroom facilities at The Fields at RFK Campus are under construction. The new restroom building will be located near Fields 2 and 3.
- An existing asphalt sidewalk was replaced along Oklahoma Avenue between The Fields at RFK entrance and C Street.
- The access road to the auxiliary fields was repaved.
- A new pedestrian pathway was installed across the Oklahoma Avenue lawn connecting the new sidewalk to Lot 6, providing better access to The Fields complex and campus.
- A Capital Bikeshare Station was installed at the cross-section of Oklahoma Avenue & Benning Road. (Opened in June)
- The Fields at RFK now have free Wi-Fi, powered by RCN, for the convenience of each patron.
We want to hear from you! If you have feedback to share on RFK Campus improvements, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Up DC – Hocus Pocus Fan Trivia
Have you heard the news? Hocus Pocus is coming to Park Up DC!
Are you a super fan of this bewitching Halloween classic? Us too!
Add some additional magical fun to your Park Up experience with Hocus Pocus fan trivai! Visit HERE to begin!
Haven’t purchased your ticket to the Hocus Pocus screening at Park Up DC? Visit HERE!
Bring out the pumpkins and costumes! Here are a few COVID safe, alternative ways to participate in Halloween, this year.
Low-Risk Halloween Activities:
- Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them.
- Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends.
- Decorating your home – Having a decorating contest for different rooms.
- Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance.
- Having a virtual Halloween costume contest.
- Having a Halloween movie night at-home.
- Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house.
- Having a small group, outdoor, open-air costume parade where people are distanced more than 6 feet apart.
Source: CDC Halloween Guidelines
Congratulations to the first cycle of Fiscal Year 2021 Events DC Community Grant awardees! We are proud to provide financial support to these exemplary District of Columbia-based non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting DC youth through programming in the areas of sports, performing and cultural arts.
Applications for the second FY2021 semi-annual grant cycle will be due no later than March 1, 2021. Learn more about the Events DC Community Grant Program, past awardees, and eligibility requirements HERE or email email@example.com.
FY2021-Cycle 1 Events DC Community Grant Awardees
- Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR)
- DC Youth Orchestra Program
- FH Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center
- The Fishing School
- The Nicholson Project
- Open Goal Project
- Teatro de la Luna
- SITAR Arts Center
- Smart Activities for Fitness & Education (S.A.F.E.)
- Washington Performing Arts
- Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
- YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
- Young Playwrights Theater