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The 5pm Post – Tour historic McMillan Park Saturday

by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm 18 Comments

Photo courtesy of Friends of McMillan Park

From an email:

Tour historic McMillan Park
Saturday, April 21, 2012 10AM-1:30PM

Sponsored by Friends of McMillan Park

Free tour and refreshments
Entrance: 1st St, NW & Mcmillan Drive

The original McMillan Park gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. His father, Olmstead Sr., is known as the “father of American landscape architecture, having designed New York’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, Stanford University and the country’s oldest state park, the Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls. DC residents enjoyed access to McMillan park until WWII. In 1985, the slow sand filtration plant at McMillan was replaced with a new rapid sand filter plant.

Come and see, photograph, and enjoy this uniquely historic site.


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