Jennie Dean Park
Jennie Dean Park was named after Jennie Serepta Dean, an ex-slave and educator who founded the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth in 1894. The plans for the park were laid out during the first year of the Department of Recreation in 1949.
The above photo, from the Department of Recreation's report to the Arlington County Board for 1949, shows a very ambitious plan for the park, which included a pool. It also notes that Jennie Dean is "the county's... sole recreation area for colored citizens."