Marvin Caplan Park’s History and Dedication

Marvin Caplan Park’s Naming and Dedication

Caplan Park is the small area bounded by Alaska Avenue, 13th and Holly Streets, NW. Until 2001, it was unnamed. Soon after Marvin Caplan’s death, the Geranium Street Neighborhood Watch and Neighbors, Inc. petitioned the City Council to name the park for him.

The bill was introduced by then Councilmember Adrian Fenty land was cosponsored by thenChairperson Linda Cropp and five other Councilmembers. Then Mayor Tony Williams signed DC Act 15-30 into law. The District's Department of Public Works maintains the park m.

In an effort to insure Caplan’s legacy, a plaque was added to the park in 2017: