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Mayor Bowser to Play Pickleball and Highlight Budget Investments Expanding Access to Recreation for ALL

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, March 30 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) will host an event highlighting Mayor Bowser’s proposed budget investments in recreation, including pickleball. Pickleball has been a rapidly growing sport nationally, especially amongst seniors. Following a brief program, Mayor Bowser will take part in a pickleball demonstration. 
The Mayor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2024 budget includes $750,000 for four new pickleball courts and invests $14.2 million in Recreation for ALL, which increases and expands DPR’s programming and addresses the District's growing recreation needs. 
Thursday, March 30, at 11 am  
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Councilmember Zachary Parker, Ward 5
Delano Hunter, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation 
Charon P.W. Hines, Acting Director, Department of Aging and Community Living 
Andrew Acquadro, Citywide Tennis Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center 
Pickleball Courts 
1100 Michigan Avenue NE 
*Closest Metro Station: Brookland-CUA Metro* 
*Closest Bikeshare: 10th & Quincy St NE* 

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].  
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event online visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter.

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