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  • It’s a rock.

    What do I win? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • There’s used to be blocks like that delineating the original boundaries of the District. Not sure if that is one.

  • PDleftMtP

    Most parks in the city are NPS, even the little ones, but could that be an old survey marker?

  • I just noticed this a few weeks ago and was thinking if anyone would care if I took it because it’s pretty sweet and just like sitting there.

    but ultimately I decided that yes, people would probably take notice and not be pleased.

  • Uncle Sam?

  • It’s an unexploded ordnance (UXO) marker. Don’t get too close.

  • It is from the future. It marks the site of the last casualty of the Great DC Cyclist-Children War of 2012-1015. Places where playgrounds were positioned near bike lanes saw some of the fiercest battles. This is one of those spots.
    US = “Unknown Schwinn.”

  • I’m guessing it’s an old mile marker for U.S. Alt Route 1, which runs adjacent to the park. Apparently that stretch of road used to be known as Bypass US 1.

    It’s gotta be an old Federal road marker.

  • The pocket park at 12th & Maryland has this boundary marker too. It just marks the boundary of US Park service land as someone else noted above.

    • Same park. But you’re right – That park has stones on all three corners so they’re not mile markers. Mile markers have numerals on them. If the stones are intended to mark the boundaries of the Federal land they are imprecisely placed, as they are actually within the right-of-way. The fences of the playground are closer to the boundaries of the Federal reservation, though again, not exact.

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