Raymond Recreation Center and Playground Improvements – Washington DC

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Description

In 1936, the Washington Post reported that Works Progress Administration (WPA)  crews had done unspecified work at the Raymond Recreation Center, which was likely constructing the playground.

This work was part of a  nearly $1 million WPA program of park and playground improvements in 1935-36.

In 2013, the playground was renovated again; the image shows this construction underway.

Source notes

“Park planners cite D.C. need of playgrounds,” Washington Post, March 29, 1936, p. X7

“Allen-Baker playgrounds debate ends,” Washington Post, September 4, 1936, p. X17

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on February 19, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


3725 10th St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

Coordinates: 38.9368, -77.0271

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