A reader recently sent in the following note to the blog regarding the park at 2nd/Mass and H Streets NW.
I live at 401/425 Mass, and pass the park in the mornings and evenings frequently… over the past month or two I’ve noticed an increase in the 24/7 presence of homeless people or other loiterers… It’s one thing to pass out on a park bench, but its another when there are 30 people sprawled out with coolers, BBQing on a grill, accumulating chairs, and this morning they are now putting up tents. People are passed out all over, wandering around yelling and clearly either on drugs or off meds, or camping out in large groups.
It has gotten to be ridiculous — the other day I was walking the dog with my girlfriend and there was a clearly mentally unstable person from the park who was screaming and shaking with his pants down all along the ground floor apartments of Madrigal Lofts… it has become an unsafe environment and every morning people commuting to work cross the streets and go around because they can’t walk through the park…
This would seem like something our new CID president should aim to address after she starts the job on August 5th.