Benjamin Banneker Park

Named for Benjamin Banneker, this memorial park comprises the terminus of L'Enfant Plaza. The 200-foot wide elliptical park offers views to the south to the D.C. Waterfront and opens up to a wide grassy expanse. The circular plaza at the top forms a conical central water feature of more than 30 feet in height. The park's concentric rings of London plane trees, low concrete walls, and pervious pavement make this park a respite from the city. The original park, designed by Modern landscape architect Dan Kiley and constructed in 1967, has been subjected to numerous renovation discussions in an attempt to breathe additional life into the park.


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