Fort Greble Recreation Center – Washington DC

Description

In 1942, the Washington Post reported seven acres allocated by the Federal Works Agency (FWA) for a playfield at Fort Greble, at the intersection of Chesapeake St. and Shepherd St (which no longer goes through).  This is the present site of Fort Greble Recreation Center (also called the Spray Park) and the Leckie Elementary School.  It still features a baseball field and basketball courts, which probably trace their origins to the New Deal work in the 1940s.

Source notes

“FWA grants $235,000 for 9 D.C. play areas,” Washington Post, July 28, 1942, p. 1

National Park Service

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on March 17, 2015.

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Location Info


Danbury St. and Martin Luther King Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20032

Coordinates: 38.8277, -77.0145

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