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A birdie has whispered in my ear that Canal Park now has an official web site that's just gone live, at CanalParkDC.org. There's a lot of information there, including a first rendering of the new design. They are apparently committing to an ice skating rink, along with a restaurant/cafe pavilion, both near M Street. The site says March 2010 for the beginning of construction, with the park opening in March 2011. They're also posting photos of the progress, which I think is a *fine* idea. (heh heh)
UPDATE: Looks like maybe some Powers That Be weren't too happy that I heard about this, and have pulled the site down.
UPDATE II: And now it's back.
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MJM (Mike) says: (5/22/09 3:37 PM)
Looks kick @$$!


Katie says: (5/22/09 5:00 PM)
Hmm. Would love to see but the link looks down :(


JD says: (5/22/09 5:02 PM)
I'm guessing some folks were a little unhappy that I heard about it, and pulled it back offline. Ah well.


Bruce says: (5/22/09 5:50 PM)
Website or not...its good to see those big yellow vehicles gone.
Hopefully the dirt that replaces them will not be there for years..


Brandon says: (5/22/09 5:59 PM)
Wow--that was fast!


Mere says: (5/22/09 6:16 PM)
The link works now! It looks great!


Bruce says: (5/23/09 8:37 AM)
The website is pretty nice!


F says: (5/23/09 12:07 PM)
Hopefully the work on the underpass to Garfield Park will not be too far behind. Its agreat way to "connect" the neighborhood and expand the influence of the great progress in Near SE.


Michael says: (5/23/09 12:56 PM)
An ice rink? I'd rather have some water features for warm weather.


JD says: (5/23/09 12:59 PM)
look closer at the site--there's plenty of non-iced water features.


Michael says: (5/23/09 2:30 PM)
I spoke too soon... but all these elements seem too much for such a small space of land. I realize it's 3 blocks, but they are only half-width.

Also, I'm confused because the features listed seem like the old list of features that are currently being redesigned because they were deemed too expensive?


DJ says: (5/25/09 12:21 PM)
and now its gone...


Justin says: (6/1/09 11:28 AM)
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