32 D.C. playgrounds set for improvements

      The largest playground improvement project in the history of the district is underway.

      D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Friday that 32 playground have been identified as in need of upgrades by the department of parks and recreation.

      Nearly $10 million from next year's fiscal budget will be spent on that.

      Here's a list of all the parks set for renovation:

      Ward 1 Harrison Playground, 1330 V Street NW Banneker Playground, 2500 Georgia Avenue NW

      Ward 2 Rose Park Playground, 2609 Dumbarton Street NW

      Ward 3 Macomb Playground, 3409 Macomb Street NW Palisades Playground, 5200 Sherrier Place NW Forest Hills Park Playground, 32nd Street NW and Chesapeake Street NW Newark Park Playground, 39th Street NW and Newark Street NW Key Playground, 5001 Dana Place NW

      Ward 4 Takoma Park Playground, 300 Van Buren Street NW Emery Playground, 5801 Georgia Avenue, NW Upshur Park Playground, 4300 Arkansas Avenue NW Fort Stevens Playground, 1327 Van Buren Street, NW Hamilton Playground, 1340 Hamilton Street NW

      Ward 5 Harry Thomas Sr. Playground, 1743 Lincoln Road NE Turkey Thicket Playground, 1100 Michigan Avenue NW Brentwood Playground, 2311 14th Street NE

      Ward 6 Randall Playground, South Capitol and I Streets SW Kennedy Playground, 1401 7th Street NW

      Ward 7 Hillcrest Playground, 3100 Denver Street SE Benning Park Playground, Southern Avenue & Fable Street SE Neval Thomas Playground, 650 Anacostia Avenue NE

      Ward 8 Fort Greble Playground, Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Elmira Street SW Douglass Playground, 2100 Stanton Terrace SE Oxon Run Playground, 6th Street and Mississippi Avenue SE

      In addition, Mayor Gray's Fiscal Year 2012 and 2013 budgets include capital funding for the renovation of the following eight playgrounds, all of which are already either in the design or construction phase: Volta Playground, 1555 34th Street NW (Ward 2) Raymond Playground, 915 Spring Street NW (Ward 4) Noyes Playground, 2725 10th Street NE (Ward 5) Rosedale Playground, 1701 Gales Street NE (Ward 6) Benning Stoddert Playground, 100 Stoddert Place SE (Ward 7) Barry Farm Playground, 1230 Sumner Road SE (Ward 8) Congress Heights Playground, 611 Alabama Avenue SE (Ward 8) Fort Stanton Playground, 1800 Erie Street SE (Ward 8)