Rose Park Recreation Center

Rose Park Recreation Center (HM29N8)

Location: Washington, DC 20007
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N 38° 54.488', W 77° 3.285'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

—26th and O Streets, NW —

Rose Park Playground was established in 1918 by the Ancient Order of the Sons and Daughters of Moses to serve African American children. The city acquired it in 1922. Georgetown neighbors ignored the segregation rules at this "colored" facility, although city officials periodically tried to enforce them. In 1949 Rose Park became part of an official, successful experimentation in nonsegregation organized by the American Friends Service Committee.

Noted tennis stars Margaret and Roumania Peters practiced here in the 1930s and went on to compete for Tuskegee Institute and later as professionals. Roumania Peters Walker eventually returned to teach tennis here.

Caption: Rose Park tennis courts, 1948.
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HM NumberHM29N8
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321837 N 4308589
Decimal Degrees38.90813333, -77.05475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.488', W 77° 3.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 29.28" N, 77° 3' 17.1" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Rock Creek Park Trails, Washington DC 20007, US
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