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Navy Yard in Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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Water Is Life

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 28, 2021
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Park It Here
The great outdoors is getting even better thanks to the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. Existing parks have been cleaned up and improved, and new parks have been added to give residents and visitors a buffet of recreational choices. What was once a series of isolated, underutilized spaces has become an interconnected system of parks all along the waterfront.

So whatever you're doing—taking a water taxi to a Nationals' game via Diamond Teague Park, catching a concert on Kingman Island, getting lunch from the market in Marvin Gaye Park—you'll be doing it in a river park system that's safe, accessible, and just plain fun.

Colossal Clean Up
Think cleaning your room is a big job? Over the past few years, 24,000 volunteers picked up 6 million pounds of trash while turning dirty and polluted Watts Branch Park into green and gorgeous Marvin Gaye Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 52.359′ N, 77° 0.195′ 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 28, 2021
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W. Marker is in Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Navy Yard. Marker is on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail east of 1st Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clean Rivers Project (here, next to this marker); Restore and Connect (here, next to this marker); Historic Pumping Station (a few steps from this marker); Foundry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lumber Shed - Form and Function (about 600 feet away); The River in Focus (about 600 feet away); Radio Towers (about 600 feet away); Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southeast Washington.
 
Regarding Play. Marvin Gaye Park was renamed in 2006.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 7, 2023