The Northeast neighborhood where a Motown legend grew up and first performed has rehabbed and reopened a park in his honor. The Marvin Gaye Park is being held up as a vision for parks and communities around the nation.
The city's Department of Parks and Recreation, and nonprofit organization Washington Parks and People and the National Recreation and Parks Association have worked for about three years to build a park that encouraged the entire community to take ownership and hopefully to build healthier lives.
Steve Coleman is a spokesman of the Washington Parks and People. He says the park will empower each person who uses it.
The park features an organic farmer's market, a community center where free fitness classes are held, state of the art playground equipment, and nearly two miles of walking and bike trails.
Jamila Bey reports...