Monday, September 17, 2012

Today in Pictures - Canal Park


Work on southeast DC's Canal Park is nearing the final stage, District of Columbia residents will soon be enjoying a new park near the Anacostia waterfront.  The project got underway in February of 2011, shepherded by the Canal Park Development Association

The 3 acres of landscaping take up 3 city blocks just north of the ballpark, and will offer "a stunning urban park on the site of the historic Washington Canal" with a large pavilion/restaurant (LEED certified) designed by Studios Architecture and two smaller pavilions, 2 large fountains, wintertime ice skating rink, rain garden, multiple lawn spaces, an electric car charging station, and bicycle racks.  Philadelphia-based OLIN is the landscape architect.

The federal government owns the land in arrangement that gives control to the District, which in turn has a 20-year agreement with the Canal Park Development Association to develop and manage the land.














1 comments:

Anonymous said...

This park has taken forever to complete. How about some explanation. We still need places to buy things that are not sold by CVS or in banks.

 

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