Crispus Attucks Park DC

Crispus Attucks Park is named in honor of Crispus Attucks, an African American former slave and the first person to lose his life in the Boston Massacre, heralding the beginning of the American Revolution.

The park is located in the alley complex behind the unit blocks of U and V Sts. NW and the 2000 blocks of First and North Capitol Sts. NW, and is owned and managed by Crispus Attucks Development Corporation (CADC), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), community development organization.

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Crispus Attucks in the summer


“The Cave Yard.” “The Secret Park.” Whatever you call it, Crispus Attucks Park is a unique space: a hidden 1.06 acre oasis of flowers, trees and grass, stretching the length of a city block and the width of a half-dozen rowhouses….

Volunteers cleaning the park


Most of the work in the park gets done by volunteers, and much of the volunteer work is organized at the regular CADC meetings.  CADC meetings are almost always open to members of the public, and, in addition…

memory garden plaque on display in Crispus Attucks


Make a tax-deductible contribution securely via PayPal: Donate to the Park Crispus Attucks Park is open to the public, but it is supported entirely by private donations and volunteers. Unlike other parks, it is not maintained or funded…