Posted: 05 May 2022
This page is still under construction as we have recently moved to a new Internet server. It should be completed shortly.
|FFF Testifies in Favor of $3 Million Request for Francis Field Renovation||12 Apr 2022|
|ANC Redistricting Task Force Defines West End More Correctly||12 Apr 2022|
|Radical ANC Redistricting Would Move Francis Field Out of ANC-2A||05 Mar 2022|
|Pinto Requests $1.5 million for Francis Field and Dog Park Expansion||08 Feb 2022|
|Annual Meeting Report, 2021||02 Dec 2021|
|Fall Season Landscape Planting||02 Dec 2021|
|ANC-2A Resolution on Field Improvements||02 Dec 2021|
|School Teams Return to Field for Fall Sports||18 Nov 2021|
|DPR Diretor Bans Dogs from Francis Field||14 Jun 2021|
Master Landscape Plan
|Master Landscape Plan for Francis Field||01 Jun 2020|
|Francis Field Landscape Plan Approved by CFA||06 Jun 2020|
|New Francis Field Master Plan Changes Explained||11 Feb 2019|
|First Look at 2019 Master Landscape Plan||May 26, 2018|
|The Master Landscape Plan for Francis Field||24 May 2017|
Rebecca Coder Park
|Council Hearing for "Rebecca Coder Park" Held Nov. 3||02 Dec 2021|
|Legislation Filed for Rebecca Coder Park||05 May 2021|
|Rebecca Coder Park: Not Only a Place, but a Philosophy||17 Oct 2020|
|Rebecca Coder (1969-2018) Honored at Library||18 May 2019|
|Remembering Rebecca Coder (1969-2018)||23 May 2018|
Past Articles, 2021-2019
This was a time of frustration. After FFF spent nine months greeening the field, it was over-permitted by the Department of Parks and Recreation to social sports leagues that vastly understated their number of players in permit applications. Combined with under-maintenance, the field returned to its bare-dirt surface conditions within two seasons.
|Volunteers Needed for Fall Landscaping Projects||06 Jul 2021|
|Despite Social Distancing, Field Keeps Struggling||09 May 2020|
|Mayor Hears Views on Foggy Bottom/West End||18 Nov 2019|
|Clean-Up, Rock Removal, and Assessment Day||01 Oct 2019|
|Crowds, Noise Discussed at Permitting Meeting||18 May 2019|
|Annual Membership Meeting Report, 2019||18 May 2019|
|District Government Promises Better Maintenance||09 July 2018|
|"Social Sports" Leagues Mob Re-Opened Field||23 May 2018|
FFF Green Field Project 2017-2018
This was a successful experiment, done as a partnership project with the Department of Parks and Recreation to improve the playing field with private funding, including planting trees, planting grass according to National Park Service standards using a private contractor, and studying the field's water infrastructure and irrigation.
|May 2018 Report: Spring Brings Field to Life||23 May 2018|
|Irrigation Study Makes Only Partial Progress||14 Oct 2017|
|Experimental Greening of Field Nearly Complete||11 Oct 2017|
|Planting Grass for a Green and Safe Environment||04 Oct 2017|
|Tree Planting: Mission Accomplished on May 13!||25 May 2017|
History and Background
|Francis Field's History: 1792-1972||25 May 2017|
|Francis Field: Decades of Neglect||25 May 2017|
|The Zoning Case, 2007-2009||02 Nov 2016|
West End Flyer Archive
One of the reasons that FFFF was founded was to have a voice in the civic life on the West End neighborhood.
The Flyer, was first published during 2010-2011, when the West End Library and the nearby fire station were being redeveloped as mixed-use, partially residential buildings. It was revived in May 2020 for the first year of the Covid 19 pandemic to provide information to the residential neighbors, and was circulated by building managers in condo and rental appartments in PDF format.
This section still under construction.