Date(s) - April 22, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Click here to view the presentation from this meeting: Downtown DC Parks Master Plan
The DowntownDC Parks Master Plan was conceived of as a way to build on the success of the Franklin Park reconstruction project. Kicking off last fall, the goal of the DowntownDC Parks Master Plan is to create a vision for new and enhanced parks and open spaces that meet the needs of the DowntownDC community. A nine-month process, this study has a strong emphasis on community engagement, inclusive of a widely distributed community survey, over 30 individual stakeholder interviews, an engaged steering committee, and three rounds of community meetings. Ultimately, in response to this community input, the plan will have recommendations for improvements and adaptations that can be made to existing parks spaces in DowntownDC and highlight opportunities for new open spaces in DowntownDC.
Galin Brooks is the Director of Planning and Placemaking for the BID. Galin previously served as the NoMa BID’s Vice President, Planning and Economic Development, where she directed public space planning, public art, policy, and transit and transportation projects for the organization. Galin joined the DowntownDC BID in 2019 with 10 years of city planning experience. Her projects have included helping to secure over $50 million in funding to build new parks, bringing over 60 murals to the NoMa neighborhood, a variety of streetscape and corridor studies, and over 10 pop-ups and placemaking activations. Galin holds a Master of Urban Planning from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and currently serves as treasurer of the D.C. Sustainable Transportation Board and on the steering committee for the Capital Trails Coalition.