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July 9 – Neighborhood Clean Up

The next Trinidad Neighborhood Clean Up is on Saturday, July 9th. We will meet at Joe Cole at 10 am and move around the neighborhood from there. Bring your neighbors, bring your gloves.




Mulch and Pizza

A huge thank you to the volunteers that came out today to clean up the neighborhood. We had a great group that cleaned routes around Joe Cole and then moved half a dump truck load of mulch by recycling bin, wagon, or wheel barrel to tree boxes along West Virginia and Florida Avenues (as well as a few other sites). A special thank you to 405 Yoga, one of our neighborhood businesses, that supported the volunteers with a pizza lunch!

Clean ups are held the second Saturday of each month. Join us next month on June 11th from 10 am to noon. We meet at the Joe Cole Recreation Center. If you are coming to help and would like us to focus on  a specific block or area of the neighborhood that is in need of a clean up, please let us know.

Thank you again, Trinidad neighbors!!


Neighborhood Clean Ups: Save the Date!

Do you want to meet your neighbors, have fun, and have a cleaner neighborhood?

Trinidad Neighborhood Association will be organizing two spring neighborhood clean ups. Volunteers are needed for both clean ups and many hands will make light work. The first community wide clean up will be held on April 9th and second will be held on May 14th. Both are the second Saturday of the month. We will have supplies available and will arrange for the city to pick up filled garbage bags.

Mark your calendars and watch this space for event details as the dates approach!



Sign Up for Saturday’s Neighborhood Clean Up

Saturday, November 7th from 10 am to noon we will be focused on cleaning up Trinidad. We need volunteers to come out for an hour or two and help clear trash from our sidewalks.

Please sign up at the following link, BYOG*, show some Trinidad pride, and join us as we work to make our neighborhood even greater. Click on this link to sign up sheets.

See you on Saturday morning!

To see what BYOG means, click the link above.

Neighborhood Clean Up on Saturday, Nov 7!

Our fall neighborhood clean up is on Saturday.

It’s simple and will mean cleaner sidewalks and public spaces that we can all enjoy. How will this work?

  1. Stop by the Trinidad Rec Center or Joe Cole Rec Center to collect garbage bags and gloves between 10 and noon.
  2. Grab friends and neighbors to help out.
  3. Either clean up in areas designated at check in or clean up the blocks around your home.
  4. Bring full trash bags to the designated pick up sites.

We hope to have a large effort but need volunteers to come for an hour or two and help out. A small bit of time from many people will have a big impact.

Thank you and please spread the word!

TNA October Meeting TOMORROW

What does the Office of the Attorney General do for DC residents? What is going on with crime in the neighborhood?

Come to the next Trinidad Neighborhood Association meeting to get answers to those questions.

The next TNA Community Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm in the Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress St NE). Agenda items include:

  • MPD 5th District Public Safety Update
  • Robert White Jr. Esq, Office for the Attorney General
  • Community Clean Up

ASL/English Interpretation will be provided by Access Interpreting, Inc.

Neighborhood Clean Up: November 7th

TNA will be hosting a neighborhood clean up on November 7th. The clean up will run from 10 am to noon. We will have trash bags and, hopefully, some coffee for volunteers.

More details to follow as we are closer to the event. Mark your calendars now to set aside a bit of time to help keep our streets and sidewalks clean and show some Trinidad pride!

Join your Neighbors Saturday Morning for a Community Clean-Up

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Joe Cole Park Clean-Ups: Every Thursday at 6:30 pm

Please join us!

Kidical Mass coming to Joe Cole Spray Park

Joe Cole Splash Park. Photo by Robert Mann-Thompson.

Our friends at Kidical Mass DC host an nearly monthly family-fun bike ride. This month, they’re headed to Joe Cole Recreation Center’s splash park, and we couldn’t be more excited!

We’d also love your help getting the park tidy before they arrive. Please join us at the park at 9:00 am for a quick clean-up. That will give folks time to join the ride at Turkey Thicket (or at another stop as the ride moves east), and a chance to tidy up before it gets too hot out.

From Kidical Mass DC:

Next ride: Saturday, July 21 SPLASHDOWN!

Cool off with us in the splash park at the newly-renovated Joe Cole Recreation Center. Once again, we’ll start out at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in Brookland and coast downhill along the Met Branch Trail. After a quick swing through Near Northeast, we’ll bike up to the Rec Center for some noisy, wet fun in their new splash park. Afterward, anyone who’s hungry can join us for lunch at The Argonaut, one of H Street’s most kid-friendly dining establishments.

We’ll have three meetups plus one optional meetup (depending on local interest): one at Turkey Thicket in Brookland, one at Met Branch Trail and R Street NE, and one at the southern terminus of the Met Branch Trail. If anyone from Capitol Hill or Near Northeast would like an additional meetup in their neighborhood, we can also make a slight detour to pick up more friends at the front of J.O. Wilson Elementary School at 6th Street NE and K Street NE.

Be sure to bring swim diapers, sunblock, and anything else your family will need for extended outdoor splashtime.

Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012

Joe Cole Recreation Center and Splash Park, plus optional lunch at The Argonaut

Meetup Times

  • Turkey Thicket (east side parking lot, near the basketball courts): 10:30am
  • Met Branch Trail @ R Street NE: 11:00am
  • Met Branch Trail @ M Street NE: 11:15am
  • [optional] J.O. Wilson, 6th & K NE: 11:25am

Distance: 3.8 miles (plus an optional half-mile extension to the Argonaut for lunch)

: Easy-Intermediate. Mainly downhill and on a bike trail. A few short stretches on medium-busy roads.

Route: click here for map

E-mail Megan Odett at with questions.

Crossposted at Frozen Tropics

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