DC Department of General Services
Edgewood Recreation Center
A community space with something for everyone— a place to play, learn, and even grow fresh produce.
Community oriented facilities like the Edgewood Recreation center demonstrate how Washington D.C. remains home to the number one park system in the nation. The renovation and updated program distribution reposition the library as a community destination, accessible to a wide population of users.
Design for Communities
The new center includes an outdoor splash park, replacement of two playground areas, replacement of the existing outdoor tennis and basketball courts, installation of a multi-use athletic field, storm water management, and a rooftop community urban farm were part of the program.
Building materials prioritize low VOC, locally-sourced, and durability, to help the facility reduce long-term operating costs. The recreation center is located within one-quarter mile walking distance of public transit stops, making it an easily accessible community asset.
A rooftop urban farm is an exterior agricultural feature located on the building’s roof and allows the staff to offer a controlled environment for gardening and food production classes