Canal Park, the newest addition to the Capitol Riverfront, opens with much excitement this Friday, November 16th. The park features an ice skating rink, the Park Tavern restaurant, monumental water fountains, sculptures and large green spaces to host movie nights, concerts, farmer’s markets, educational programs and more.
Events kick off on Friday, November 16th at 11 AM with the Ribbon Cutting ceremony and remarks by Mayor Vincent Gray, Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton and other honored guests. After the ceremony, the ice skating rink opens for FREE skating from 12 – 2 PM. The celebration continues on Saturday, November 17th with music, fitness classes and more. See a full list of events here.
In keeping with the city’s commitment to green building, Canal Park is a model of sustainability featuring a LEED certified Pavilion and extensive storm water collection and reuse system. Stop by this weekend to enjoy the festivities and celebrate the opening of this beautiful city park! Located at 2nd and M Street SE, Canal Park is one block from the Navy Yard metro and just steps from EYA’s Capitol Quarter neighborhood.