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The community-initiated park is a "front porch" and a public yard for the neighborhood. It  features a large lawn area, varied seating and tables at the top of the site, BBQ, a community garden, and landscaped planting, as well as opportunities for natural play and artwork. The community garden will be operated as part of the P-patch program.

Completed Project

Parks purchased the property at the corner of Federal Ave. E and E Republican St. in March 2010. This acquisition helped fill a need for open space in the Capitol Hill Urban Village area. In 2011, the Friends of Federal and Republican Park received a Neighborhood Matching Fund award and hired SiteWorkshop to work with the community in preparing a schematic design. After three public meetings the community and SiteWorkshops created a preferred schematic design.

It was conceived as a "front porch" and a public yard for the neighborhood, that  features a large lawn area, varied seating and tables at the top of the site, bbq, a community garden, and landscaped planting, as well as opportunities for natural play and artwork. The community garden will be operated as part of the P-patch program. The community celebrated the new park with a ribbon-cutting on July 14, 2016. 

The Park Naming Committee committee is unanimous it its recommendation of the name Broadway Hill Park for this site, and the Acting Parks Superintendent concurs. The name provides a strong link to the history of the neighborhood and has community support. Both Cal Anderson Park and Bobby Morris Playfield used to have "Broadway" as a part of their names, but when they were renamed the historical references to the "Broadway Hill" neighborhood were removed.