Answer: sort of.
I received a question from a reader the other day about the Cardozo High School track, so I emailed ANC commissioner and South Columbia Heights Community Association president Sedrick Muhammad. Here's the question, and his response:
Reader: "Does anyone know if it's still supposed to be open to public - everytime I pass by the gates are locked. My partner met one of the secretaries At the school who he happened to meet at the bank about using it and she got offended and said it's only for student use."
Commissioner Muhammad responded "The track is open to the public on school days," which will resume August 24, and is not open when school is not in session. "In addition, 3 blocks away there is another track at Banneker Recreation Center that's made of the same material and it's open 7 days a week."