Across the 11th Street Bridge
See how public parks are attracting residents and visitors to the communities along the Anacostia River on a walking tour featuring a trek across the 11th Street Bridge. Start in the recently developed Capitol Riverfront, site of The Yards Park and its fountains, water wall, elevated overlook, and grassy areas. The neighborhood was once home to D.C. attractions of a different sort, iconic gay night clubs like Tracks (remember the volley ball court?) and Cinema Follies. Now new landmarks like Nationals Park and the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters buildings dominate the landscape, yet they stand in the shadow of one of D.C.’s oldest institutions: 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. This walkway is poised to be transformed into the 11th Street Bridge Park by the firm OMA+OLIN and non-profit Building Bridges Across the River. 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!
Led by Carolyn.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 HEADS UP!--rescheduled from original October 27, 2018 date
$20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. Pay in advance or with cash or a credit card when you arrive.