Stead Park Groundbreaking

District Source: Stead Park Groundbreaking Celebrates Community Effort:  “Our community’s families have been looking forward to this day for a long time,” said Kishan Putta, a local ANC Commissioner who is running for an at-large seat on the District Council.  Putta said the park improvements is an example of the District embracing the families who want [...]

A Rundown Park Gets A Much Needed Makeover

Washington Post: In It’s Stead: A rundown park near Dupont Circle is getting a much-needed makeover:  “The park’s future incarnation will serve many more people, Putta says. Not only does the new design accommodate a wider array of activities, it also includes better connections to the commercial strip…  Putta says Stead Park can serve as a model for [...]

Stead Park Redevelopment Makes it Into City Budget!

The Intowner: Stead Park Redevelopment Funding Now In Budget For Fall:  ”In a classic example of how the District of Columbia’s budgetary and legislative process should ideally work…  Putta testified, ‘These plans are not very costly; however, they will provide incalculable benefits to the growing community. Families… came to our public meetings, they have submitted comments… and they are [...]

Responding to Community Appeals, Council Votes to Move Stead Funding Up

GreaterGreaterWashington: Responding to Community Appeals, Council Committee Votes to Move Stead Funding to This Year:  “Parents from around DC who throng Dupont Circle’s Stead Park can rejoice: Yesterday, after months of community advocacy, a DC Council committee voted to fund upgrades that will expand play space, install a jogging track, and better utilize the large playing field.”