Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Now you can use the Cardozo track

There's been a lot of back and forth on the South Columbia Heights listserve about the Cardozo High School track at Florida and 13th Street NW -- people complained about not being able to use it, etc. Thanks to newly elected ANC member Sedrick Muhammad (who is also South Columbia Heights Neighborhood Assoc. president), it's now open for use by the public. His email:
Starting this Wednesday morning the track at Cardozo H.S. will be available to use. The track will be open M-F, 6.30am-8.45am and 4pm to dusk.

12 comments:

  1. Awesome! I have been wondering if we were allowed to go down there and use it!

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  2. YAY! It might be time to start an actual DC based running group now.

    All the "local" running clubs train in Virginia.

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  3. Let me know if a DC track club or workout begins at Cardozo... Live in the area and would love to participate!

    Betsyjames@gmail.com

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  5. I've been meaning to ask someone about the track. I went last a couple of Fridays ago in the afternoon (around 4 or 5 p.m.) and the track was locked. I asked someone and they said that the track would be closing early on Fridays. Okay. So I tried to go again yesterday afternoon (Saturday), and it was also locked though a couple of guys had jumped the fence and were kicking around a soccer ball on the field. I found other comments online that said that the track was only for student use. So, I'm really confused. The track is not consistently open. It's a shame too. Beautiful track, would make a nice community center on nice afternoons and weekends. Can anyone give me the email address of the responsible council member?

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  6. I'm disappointed about the Cardozo track. I tried to go a couple of weeks ago on a Friday around 5 p.m. and it was locked. Someone said that they had decided to close the track early on Fridays. Okay. I tried to go yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, and it was also locked - though there were a couple of guys who had jumped the fence and were playing soccer. The track is not consistently open. I read somewhere online that the school came out and said that the track was only for student use. So, what's the deal? It's a shame... Beautiful track that would give the school a great opportunity to create a center for the community on afternoons and weekends. Why are they dropping the ball on this?

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  7. Okay. I have contacted him. Will let you know what he says about it!

    Thanks-

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  8. I went up this morning, around 7AM and found it locked. I hadn't been since last Fall, but at that time I had been going nearly every morning, and never found it locked. Did they change the policy this year?

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  9. Here's what the principal of Cardozo said:

    The track at Cardozo is open to the public (mon.- fri.) 6:30 am to 8:00 am. In the evening during the spring it is open for public use (mon.-thurs.) 6:00pm- 10:00pm. On weekends, holidays, and when school is closed the track is also closed. We continue to remind people that the new track at Banneker recreation center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    It's a shame it's not open to the public on Fridays and the weekends, but it's at least helpful to know that it's open from 6 - 10 p.m. on Mon - Thur.

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  10. Also, thanks to Jim Graham for tracking down the information from the Cardozo principal.

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