Though it was billed as a groundbreaking, work has actually been underway since December on the new piers and walkways surrounding the old Capitol pumphouse building.
A closer view of the work going on between the pumphouse and the water's edge.
When the park is described as being just across the street from Nationals Park, they're not kidding.
Mayor Fenty making his remarks, with members of the Earth Conservation Corps looking on.
Diamond Teague's parents, Florence and Ivory, watch the ceremony.
Bob Nixon of the Earth Conservation Corps addresses the crowd, flanked by the Teagues, the mayor, and corps members.
Florence Teague thankfully has a good sense of humor when tweaked by her husband about her 'long-windedness.'
After the ceremony, Mr. Fenty departs in the official Mayoral Smart Car.