The ribbon was cut this morning on The Yards Park on the Anacostia River. The speeches from District and Forest City representatives were excellent, reiterating a commitment to revitalizing the Anacostia River.
But the speeches were overshadowed (as the speakers likely hoped) by the park itself and the amazing views of the river. It’s rare that a project of this scale comes together to look as good as the renderings. Here, they’ve done it. I can’t wait to see the light tower in action.
As a reminder, WABA’s 2010 Moonlight Ride–graciously sponsored by Forest City and the Capitol Riverfront BID–will be held at the Yards Park on September 23. Register for the ride and come out to see the Yards Park for yourself. (You also have the option to reserve tickets to the afternoon’s Nationals-Astros game.) This is a great chance way to see and learn about this rapidly transforming part of the District.
I went to visit the park yesterday afternoon and couldn't find any bike racks nearby. They also have a huge! list of don'ts, including bike riding. I know it's still under construction, but what are their plans for bike storage?
The racks aren't installed yet but there will be plenty soon. They rushed their construction schedule to get the park open and bike parking wasn't finished. But it will be plenty of parking. We're working with their team to allow bike through the park. Unfortunately, with the Navy Yard still closed to bikes, the 11th Street Bridge project, no boardwalk to Diamond Teague Park, the Anacostia River Trail will remain on M St for the time being. When all is said and done, bikes (at a SLOW pace) will be allowed through the park.
Will parking be available for those of us who don't attend the game? I see on the map that there are several lots at the Yards Park but don't know if any will be open until the end of the bike ride. Thanks.
When I click on the links in the article I get a blank page & a message that the page cannot be found. I wanted information on the ride & to register for it. I'll try back later but you appear to have a problem with your links. Thank you, Diane