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Washington DC's First Annual Pawpaw Party

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Oxon Run Park

1200 Mississippi Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20032

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Washington DC’s Pawpaw Party!


Join DC Dept. of Parks and Recreation in celebrating North America’s largest indigenous fruit at Oxon Run Park on Saturday, September 14th!


Never heard of a pawpaw? Don’t miss your chance to learn about the history of this special fruit and try some pawpaws for yourself. They are only ripe for a brief window, so don’t wait until next year!


There will be fun for the whole family, including:



  • Pawpaw taste testing and dishes

  • Pawpaw tree planting

  • Live music

  • Tree tours with your Arborist

  • Trash clean-up

  • Family games


Feeling inspired and passionate about the DC urban forest? DPR will also be hosting a Green Hands Program Open House. This is an opportunity for neighbors to sign up to learn more about land stewardship through urban agriculture and urban forestry. Come by the Mother Peace Garden during the Pawpaw Party to learn more!


We hope to see you there!

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1200 Mississippi Avenue Southeast

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