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10th Street Community Park is a 0.20-acre park that fronts 10th Street, NW and is bounded to the north by an alley; to the south by a residential building; and to the east by an alley. The park is fully enclosed. 


The idea for a park was built by DC  from the desire of local residents to turn a vacant parcel of city owned property into a neighborhood park. The vacant lot has was used as a dumping ground for abandoned and stolen vehicles as well as illegal drug sales.

The park includes: 

  • A hardscape plaza

  • Open lawn  

  • Play area with unitary rubber surface and creative play structures, such as climbing boulders and overhead sunshade 

  • Landscaping featuring native plants

  • Bio-retention areas to control stormwater

  • Decorative water feature 

  • Low-level lighting

  • Furnishings such as benches, tables, chairs, and waste receptacles

  • Elements memorializing local activist, Connie Maffin

10th Street Community Park is overseen by the Friends of 10th Street Park. The Friends group consists of neighboring residents and is a non-profit with 501(c)(3) status. The Friends group fundraises to make improvements to their park, advocate on behalf of the community for the park, help to maintain the site through clean-up and beautification efforts and are engaged in planning or site improvement processes. The Department of Parks and Recreation relies on the Friends to be the eyes and ears at our sites and to report any hazardous conditions, damaged equipment or other needed repairs. 


We need your support to keep 10th Street Park a beautiful space for community enjoyment!

Click to Support the Friends of 10th Street Park

Vacant Lot before Tenth Street Park

Tenth Street Park Today

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