Washington City Paper had the scoop here.
This is a great location for a park in the heart of what is one of the best neighborhoods we have around. I love how it integrates the existing Common Good City Farm (on the left hand side of the parcel) that is doing great things in urban agriculture and community building.
I heard that our Councilman, Mr. Thomas had apparently slowed funding down for the park...you can follow that coverage over at Left for LeDroit. Apparently, he had concerns about the contracts...in the end these issues seem to have been resolved and funding has been authorized. Glad everything was worked out....of course a deluge of emails from citizens can always help sway the powers that be.
I hope to have some pictures of the site soon and will fill you in as construction progresses.