Diamond Teague Waterfront Park

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Joan Honeyman, ASLA

Designed by Landscape Architecture Bureau, LLC, in Washington, D.C., Diamond Teague Park is the site of the 1903 Old Capitol Pump House that supplied steam heat to the U.S Capitol. It's also part of the larger Capitol Riverfront redevelopment along the banks of the Anacostia River. The Old Capitol Pump House has become the headquarters for the Earth Conservation Corps (ECC), a community youth organization focused on the restoration and stewardship of the Anacostia River. The park was named after Diamond Teague, a young ECC volunteer who was murdered in this neighborhood. Diamond Teague park is truly the gateway to DC’s southwest waterfront neighborhood, as it provides direct access to the river for residents and surrounding communities and is the west end of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. It is also a model of riverfront reclamation, regenerative practices, and environmental education.

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