Greenbelt in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The original plans for the lake included a bathhouse and boathouse. The boathouse was to include a dock with a boat rental and launch, sand beach, and changing facilities for bathers. The federal government never built the boathouse and other structures in the original plans due to budget constraints. In addition, health officials soon discovered that the lake contained bacteria that made the water unsafe for swimming. The lake has been closed to swimmers since July 1938. In former times local residents rented boats on the lake.
The park surrounding the lake is named after Albert "Buddy" Attick who helped to build Greenbelt and then became a lifelong employee of the city, serving as Director of Public Works for 23 years.
Location. 39° 0.233′ N, 76° 53.41′ W. Marker is in Greenbelt, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Crescent Road east of Kenilworth Avenue (Maryland Route 201). Click for map. Marker is in Buddy Attick Park near the parking lot towards the lake. Marker is in this post office area: Greenbelt MD 20770, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Methodist Preaching Place (approx. 0.3 miles away); Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Toaping Castle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. 0.7 miles away); Community Center (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenbelt.
Categories. • Man-Made Features •
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