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

Yards Park

Then & Now

 

— Capitol Riverfront —

 
Yards Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 24, 2019
1. Yards Park Marker
Inscription.  The site of Yards Park was former Navy Yard lands that were vacant and fenced off from the public since the 1890s. Yards Park now is a 5.5 acre award winning public park maintained and operated by the Capitol Riverfront BID on behalf of the DC Government. It opened in September 2010 and was designed as a series of outdoor "living rooms" that provide access to the Anacostia River. The canal basin, water-wall, and dancing fountains have become a popular splash park for children from all over the city.
 
Erected 2019 by Capitol Riverfront. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the DC, Then and Now: Capitol Riverfront series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 38° 52.369′ N, 77° 0.088′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Water Street Southeast west of 4th Street Southeast, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 301 Water 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. Audi Field (here, next to this marker); 1221 Van (here, next to this marker); The Bixby (here, next to this marker); USDOT (here, next to this marker); Dock 79 (here, next to this marker); Twelve12 (here, next to this marker); The Lumber Shed (here, next to this marker); Nationals Park (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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