Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Parks: Treasures of Capitol Hill

Posted on August 31st, 2023 by Elizabeth Nelson

Tour in Marion Park

From L’Enfant’s plans to the 21st century. When Pierre Charles L’Enfant developed his 1791 plan for the City of Washington, he established a network of public spaces, squares, linked by broad avenues. These squares were designated for variety of public functions, including serving as social centers of the neighborhoods. Marion Park is one such square. The residential neighborhood around it, and leading toward Garfield Park, evolved over centuries into a rich tapestry of buildings, old and new. On this walking tour we will share stories of the architecture, buildings, organizations and people in the area. Expect to walk about a mile. Tour will last between an hour and an hour and a half.

Tour Time: Sunday, October 8, 2 pm