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Crystal Park: Most preferred proposed program (choose up to 3 of the image options to the left)
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What does Crystal City lack in terms of park amenities?

Walking paths and boardwalks at Roaches Run would add a nice piece of natural solitude for wildlife watching and contemplation in the middle of the City - a unique feature for the area. We have many nice... Read more...

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What does Crystal City lack in terms of park amenities?

River Access! Is there a way to get to the water? Connections in the future to Mt. Vernon trail at LBP are important, but what about Roaches Run?

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What is your favorite neighborhood-scaled park space in Crystal City? Why?

Called "Gateway Park" on the map, I like the floral borders and twisty paths before you get to Long Bridge. Calm and quiet, with a pretty grassy plot for people to play with their kids. Nice benches.

This park is a quiet respite before you get to all the organized sports activity of Long Bridge ... it's where you see the younger kids paying "catch" with their Dad, where you can picnic on a real lawn... Read more...

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What is your favorite neighborhood-scaled park space in Crystal City? Why?

Gateway Park because with the exception of one event the BID puts on every year, it is lovely and peaceful, which is appropriate for a park located in a residential area. Other than that, the green spaces... Read more...

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Crystal Park: Most preferred proposed program (choose up to 3 of the image options to the left)

I think that quiet, beautiful garden spaces are badly needed in this neighborhood.

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What is your favorite neighborhood-scaled park space in Crystal City? Why?

The open green space outside Long Bridge Park. It is unprogrammed green space that can be used in a variety of ways and is not open hardscape space to support dining/retail.

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What is your favorite neighborhood-scaled park space in Crystal City? Why?

I enjoy Long Bridge Park for its views of the river, DC, and Roaches Run, as well as nice plants, perfect for casual walks.

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Gateway Park: Least preferred proposed program (choose up to 3 of the image options to the left)

Definitely not sports courts, even tho they are shown in the CCSP. Lots of them are close by. Don't need a playground here - already some nice facilities in LBP. It's a good place to picnic, but not... Read more...

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What is your favorite neighborhood-scaled park space in Crystal City? Why?

Long Bridge Park, Great views of Trains, Planes, Roaches Run, Nice places to sit and people watch.

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What does Crystal City lack in terms of park amenities?

"No dogs allowed" spaces, as well as a separate dog park (where dogs can be off-leash) so that both dog owners and those who are afraid of dogs (or have dogs that don't react well to other dogs) can all... Read more...

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Gateway Park: Most preferred proposed program (choose up to 3 of the image options to the left)

Scenic trails (looks like what is already there - which is very pleasant), seating niches, tree bosque - how about a forest room? Leave some of the nice open lawn for unstructured activities (or even... Read more...

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Metro Market Square: Most preferred proposed program (choose up to 3 of the image options to the left)

It's actually transit-oriented at both ends because of the new Metro entrance by 18th & Crystal Drive - so pedestrian travel will be HUGE throughout these spaces. I'd put the flexible plaza at the western... Read more...

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What is your favorite neighborhood-scaled park space in Crystal City? Why?

Long Bridge Park because of the views, soccer fields, and upcoming water park and swimming pools.

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What does Crystal City lack in terms of park amenities?

A walkway that connects the individual small parks, so that a person trying to get her 10,000 steps can comfortably walk from one park to the next without having to deal with busy traffic, bicycles, and... Read more...

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