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

Canal Park

Then & Now

 

Capitol Riverfront

 
Canal Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 24, 2019
1. Canal Park Marker
Inscription.  Built on the site of the historic Washington Canal, Canal Park is three blocks of vibrant urban space with seasonal ice skating, interactive water fountains, and larger-than-life sculptures. Historically, the park draws its name from the Washington City Canal. From 1815 to 1850, the Washington City Canal connected the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers via the National Mall. In the early 1900's, the canal was paved over to create Canal Street. Ownership of Canal Street was transferred to the DC government and utilized for several interim purposes including a parking lot for school buses. In 2000, developer WC Smith secured the site to oversee development of the park. Canal Park opened in 2012 with elements reminiscent of the Washington Canal such as a linear rain garden and three pavilions that recall once-common floating barges.
 
Erected 2019 by Capitol Riverfront. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 38° 52.62′ N, 77° 0.206′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 2nd Street Southeast
Canal Park Marker [Reverse] image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 24, 2019
2. Canal Park Marker [Reverse]
just north of M Street Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 M Street Southeast, 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. One Hill South (here, next to this marker); Capitol Quarter (here, next to this marker); 1015 Half (a few steps from this marker); 200 I (a few steps from this marker); Homewood Suites Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Collective (a few steps from this marker); 100M (a few steps from this marker); 909 Capitol Yards (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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