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Mayor Bowser Cuts the Ribbon on Petworth Meditation Garden

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Garden’s Focus on Meditation and Relaxation to Promote Health and Wellness

Washington, DC – Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the opening of the Petworth Meditation Garden. The meditation garden is a modernization of a triangle park at Kansas Avenue and Quincy Street, NW in Ward 4.

“The Petworth Meditation Garden is an example how we can transform a small space into a tremendous community amenity,” said Mayor Bowser. “We thank the community for working with us to create such a unique and innovative space.”

The new Petworth Meditation Garden includes:

  • permeable and accessible paths through the park;
  • a water faucet for plantings;
  • a drinking fountain for people and pets;
  • bike racks;
  • seating benches along the paths and central space; and
  • a vegetated buffer on the western edge along 13th Street, NW.

The new garden’s permeable paved paths make it ADA accessible while allowing reduced storm water runoff when it rains.

“We are excited about the new life that has been given to this lawn,” explained DPR Director Keith A. Anderson. “This will be something residents will gravitate to and we are excited about turning some of our other small parks into mediation gardens.”

The Petworth Meditation Garden is the result of a community driven process to create a usable and desirable space for the community. The Mayor was joined at the ribbon-cutting by Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, DGS Director Greer Gillis, DPR Director Keith Anderson, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Bennett Hilley.