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Mayor Bowser to Cut Ribbon on New Arboretum Community Center

Friday, November 4, 2022

(Washington, DC) – On Saturday, November 5 at 2 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser, District officials, and community members will cut the ribbon on the new Arboretum Community Center in Ward 5. The historic recreation center, formerly a 1,400-square-foot field house and located adjacent to the National Arboretum, underwent a $10.8 million restoration and renovation and is now a modern, 8,000-square-foot, LEED-certified facility.

This project began in October 2015 and has been completed through the combined efforts of community partners, the Department of General Services, and the Department of Parks and Recreation. The new facility includes all new indoor and outdoor amenities, such as a fitness center and meeting rooms for all community members to enjoy.


Saturday, November 5 at 2 pm


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Ward 5
Delano Hunter, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
Keith A. Anderson, Director, Department of General Services
Jacqueline Manning, Commissioner, ANC5C04
Randall Chandler, President, Arboretum Civic Association


Arboretum Recreation Center
2412 Rand Place NE
*Closest Bus Lines: B2 and S41*
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 24th & R Street NE*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter.

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