Learn how public parks and neighborhood heritage are attracting visitors to the communities along the Anacostia River on a walking tour featuring a trek across the 11th Street Bridge. Start in brand new Capitol Riverfront, home to The Yards Park and its fountains, waterwall, elevated overlook, and grassy areas. Then follow the Anacostia Riverwalk past the Washington Navy Yard, established in 1799. Nearby is the entrance to the 11th Street Bridge, where breathtaking vistas of the Anacostia River can be enjoyed from its pedestrian walkway–poised to be transformed into the 11th Street Bridge Park by the firm OMA+OLIN. Built on the original pillars of the old road bridge, the new park will be roughly the size of three football fields placed end to end! A representative from Building Bridges Across the River, the non-profit leading the project, will provide details and images of the park-to-come. An opportunity to explore the Anacostia Historic District awaits walkers on the opposite end of the bridge, including the new “An East of the River View: Anacostia Heritage Trail,” twenty image-filled signs celebrating the many-layered history of this hilly riverside enclave established in 1854.
Led by Carolyn.
Proceeds from the walk will be donated to Building Bridges Across the River.