Thursday, April 19, 2012

tour historic McMillan Park - Saturday, 04-21-2012

This message is from Mary Farrell - mjfranc6b03 @

The original McMillan Park gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. Olmsted, Sr. is known as the ``father of American landscape architecture, having designed New York`s Central Park, the US 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 World War II. In 1985, the slow sand filtration plant at McMillan was replaced with a new rapid sand filter plant. The tour will be on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the entrance, 1st Street, NW, one block north of Channing Street NW. Metered parking available.

Sponsored by ANC Commissioners Tony Norman, James Fournier, Mark Mueller, and Hugh Youngblood. Free tour and refreshments. Kids and pets welcome (if monitored). Come see, photograph, and enjoy this uniquely historic site.

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