July 24, 2015
Contact: Nancy Murray
Contact: Mike Litterst
Washington –National Mall and Memorial Parks has announced that the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is the recipient of a National Park Service 2015 Director's Partnership Award.
Through their partnership with the National Mall and Memorial Parks, the Golden Triangle BID has invested in the maintenance, beautification, and landscaping of six National Park Service administered parks located within the 43 block neighborhood that comprises the BID. They activated community artists to design and install public art and lighting projects and initiated programs and activities, all to create gathering places where people can connect, as a community, to the outdoors and to their national parks.
"We are pleased that the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District's outstanding work at the National Mall's uptown parks has been recognized by this award," said Karen Cucurullo, Acting Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. "It is a testament that their vision and collaboration that is making the Golden Triangle a fun and friendly environment for residents, visitors and guests."
The Director's Partnership Awards recognize outstanding achievements by National Park Service partners that transform and improve communities across the country. There are more than 250 formal partnerships within the National Park Service and the annual awards are designed to highlight the achievements of partnerships that provide lasting benefits through programs, projects and commemorative events. The Golden Triangle BID is one of eight recipients in 2015.
The Golden Triangle BID, founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization that strives to retain and attract businesses as well as increase quality of life through public safety and maintenance services. The BID consists of a 43 block neighborhood that stretches from the front yard of the White House to Dupont Circle and initiates public programs such as movie night and engages local artists to design and install public art to create outdoor gathering places where people can connect to the great outdoors.