Bruce-Monroe Community Park

This project is an interim urban park development consisting of a tennis court, two basketball courts, a parking lot, playgrounds, stormwater management facilities and a community garden.  This interim park was constructed on the demolished former Bruce-Monroe school site.  The site design successfully incorporated the nature aspects into an urban environment by utilizing features like rain gardens and community garden.


DMY performed geotechnical investigations including soil test borings, in-situ soil infiltration testing and laboratory soil classifications per DDOE requirements, and provided geotechnical recommendations for the design and construction of the stormwater management facilities and other onsite structures. DMY also provided the construction materials testing and inspection services during the construction phase of the project. The total project construction cost was about $2,000,000.


Project Location  –  Washington, DC

Project Owner  –  DC Department of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

Project Client  –  DC Department of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

Project Completion  –  2010








Carter G. Woodson Park

This project involved the construction and improvement of an existing park located on the triangle formed by the intersection of Rhode Island Ave, 9th St, and Q St NW in Washington, DC. Several large trees surround the park along Rhode Island Street NW and 9th Street NW, while smaller trees are planted along Q Street NW. The site is flat and has an elevation of EL 81 ft.  The construction consisted of improving the park with a statue and memorial honoring Carter G. Woodson at its center.  In addition, paver sidewalks were installed, along with a rain garden to serve as an infiltration facility for the site.


DMY’s scope of services included reviewing project information, obtaining the drilling permit from the DCRA and DDOE for field work, drilling borings and performing field infiltration tests in the cased borehole, evaluating field infiltration testing data and preparing a report.


Project Location – Washington, DC
Project Owner – District of Columbia Department of Parks & Recreation
Project Client – Lee & Associates, Inc.
Project Completion – 2013