Diamond Teague Park/Earth Conservation Corps/Old Capitol Pumphouse
Diamond Teague Park is an $8 million 39,000-sq-ft public plaza with water-taxi piers at the terminus of First Street, across from Nationals Park, with its first phase completed in August, 2009. The park is named for an Earth Conservation Corps volunteer who was murdered in 2003 (see this story on Diamond Teague from NOW With Bill Moyers).
The Earth Conservation Corps is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989, providing environmental education, job training and community service programs for disadvantaged youth between the ages of 17-25 years old. The pumphouse building itself was built in 1903 to pump Anacostia River water for steam heat for the Capitol building. The building stopped its activities in 1950 because the river was too polluted to continue.

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