In 1935-36, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted cleanup efforts at Stanton Park, just northeast of the Capitol. Crews removed underbrush, poisonous plants, and dead trees to make the park more usable for the public.
The park’s redesign in 1933 was also likely done by the New Deal, but more evidence is needed.
District of Columbia Works Progress Administration, “Improving Parks of Capital,” Work: A Journal of Progress, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 1936, p. 10
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on June 5, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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