On Sunday, we were delighted to host a grand opening event for the brand new community playground at Michigan Park. Community members gathered to meet both long-time residents and new neighbors while children enjoyed the new playground equipment. Local dignitaries, including DC Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio and ANC representatives Colleen Costello and Emily Lucio, officially opened the new playground with a warm welcome and ribbon cutting.
Cut the ribbon on the Michigan Park Community Playground, a direct result of @EYAHomes engagement w/ the neighborhood which is experiencing a baby/kid boom
ANC representative Colleen Costello stated, "Judging from the turnout, I think it’s safe to say that this playground will soon become the heart of the community, where children will forge lasting friendships, challenge themselves to try new things, and learn and grow through play. Grown-ups are excited about the playground, too. Several of the families we spoke with are already planning playdates here, and our senior neighbors are thrilled to have a nice place to relax and gather."
Watch WJLA-TV’s news coverage of the playground opening event
At EYA it is often said that we are more than a home builder, we are a community builder who strives to positively impact individual lives and the communities where we build. Every community is built with a holistic approach to not only create housing opportunities, but also with an eye towards enduring design, place making and connecting residents with each other and their community.
EYA Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development Evan Goldman noted, "The Michigan Park playground is a tangible example of the benefits of new development for existing neighborhoods and it demonstrates what can happen when a thoughtful developer meaningfully engages with the community."
Playgrounds are inherently joyful places. Just like our houses serve as homes for generations, the Michigan Park playground will serve as a vital community gathering place for decades to come—where neighbors, both new and old, will meet and new friendships will be formed, countless birthdays will be celebrated and parents will enjoy the opportunity to rest in the shade of the beautiful trees while their children play.
Click here to learn more about the community and new townhomes at Michigan Park.
People who are exploring a new place to live often focus on tangible, measurable considerations: The size of their desired home and the cost of their rent or mortgage; the school choices for their children; or the availability of particular amenities like Metro access. That makes sense, of course, since these factors are often non-negotiable items that affect our bottom line. A far less tangible factor that’s just as important for wellbeing and happiness is the community we become part of: The people we see every day or even a few times a month, the shops and restaurants we regularly frequent, and the essential workers who keep our neighborhoods safe and running smoothly.
This weekend kicks off a series of waterfront events at Robinson Landing in Old Town Alexandria. Fun for the entire family, the events will be held on the promenade and pier, and include activities ranging from live music, fitness classes, a family festival and an archeology event in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Office of Historic Alexandria. Check out the lineup of events below and click here for more details.
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