Hat tip to Brian and Tony who have brought to my attention that Chinatown Park at 5th & Mass has been enclosed entirely with fencing. My first thought was the improvements I reported on in 2009 are finally set to happen.
That is indeed the case, as confirmed by the Downtown BID’s recent newsletter.
The DowntownDC BID, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is revitalizing US Reservation 72, better known as Chinatown Park. The project includes replacing the interior sidewalk, improving the irrigation system, and installing new sod, trash bins, and benches. In addition, NPS will plant new trees in the park this fall. (Yea, we love trees!) Construction is slated to begin next month and conclude by early June.