Meridian Hill Park, or Malcolm X Park, is getting some love from the National Park Service. The park has been undergoing some work to repair its light system and drainage, fix the pathways and make repairs to the architectural features of the park.
The grass in the middle section of the park was treated last winter. The sculpture of Joan of Arc was treated and its blade was recovered. The new restrooms in the upper part of the park were completed two years ago.
The park has increasingly become a fundamental asset to the neighborhoods it serves. During weekdays, joggers, mother and babies, artists, dog walkers and the community in general enjoy the features of the park. Sundays are always festive, full of music and color as the drum circle takes place.
As stated on the National Park Service website, “The actual planting scheme was designed by New York landscape architects Vital, Brinckerhoff and Geffert. Generally, gardens of this magnitude were reserved for aristocrats. Meridian Hill, however, was to be a product of democracy, open to all people.”