By Donna Hanousek

Front, from left: Cecille Chen, Claire Adrian-Tucci, Corinne Irwin, Hara Ann Bouganim, Lauren Tabbara, Donna Hanousek; Rear, from left: Dan Felger, Dave Small, Stacy Baker, Brian Niemiec, Lynn Addington; Photo by Author

On Friday, July 5, the Friends of the Titanic Memorial Park (Friends) and the National Park Service (NPS) teamed up to weed, prune and plant the mid-century modern Titanic Memorial Park. The Friends also received a great assist from the Wharf DC and SWBID, who cleaned up the remnants of the neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

The volunteers pruned the shrubs near the north activity wells, so now there is a beautiful water view from the nearby benches; cleaned up and planted the concrete planters in the north part of the park; and painstakingly hand-weeded the north activity well—so the north end of the park looks spectacular.

The Friends plan to do some major pruning and planting in the south end of the park as part of its fall clean up. Come and join us at a work party, or just come and enjoy the park. The park runs along the Washington Channel between N and P Streets, SW. From the intersection of 4th and O, walk west toward the water until you reach the Titanic Memorial, then hang a right until you get to the new Southwest Waterfront Park (at N St.). That entire stretch of property is the Titanic Memorial Park. Check it out, and if you care to learn more about the park or the Friends, you can visit our website at or our facebook page at

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