Marvin Gaye Park

Washington, District of Columbia

Client:

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

Size:

Linear Park Stretching Nearly 2 Miles Approx. 400,000 SF

Cost:

$25 Million

Services:

Construction Management Services

Key Features:

Sustainable Design

Coordination between multiple agencies

LBA provided Construction Management services on the Marvin Gaye Park project. Formerly known as Watts Branch Park, the newly revitalized Marvin Gaye Park provides an inviting and attractive natural environment with recreational amenities that enhance the surrounding urban neighborhood. The park occupies a two plus mile-long stretch of green stream valley along Watts Branch, the largest tributary to the Anacostia River within the District of Columbia. The park includes a recreation trail, a restored stream and ponds, woods and gardens for both wildlife and people to enjoy, a rejuvenated stream bed, development of a bicycle trail, and improvements to the pedestrian bridges. Working in partnership with the District’s Department of Parks and Recreation and Washington Parks for People to create a model of sustainable design, LBA is proud to have been a part of this historic undertaking, celebrating a legendary African-American artist while simultaneously revitalizing this Ward-7 landmark for the deserving members of the community.