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Water Is Life

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
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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.

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Nationals Park

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.

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Marvin Gaye Park
 
Location. 38° 52.359′ N, 77° 0.195′ W. Marker is in Southeast Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
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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); Radio Towers (about 600 feet away); Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials (about 600 feet away); The Lumber Shed Building (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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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