As part of Capitol Riverfront's $9 billion neighborhood transformation, residents of EYA's Capitol Quarter townhome community and thousands of happy event-goers celebrated the grand opening of Yards Park this weekend.
The 6-acre park located on the banks of the Anacostia River includes a boardwalk, 60-foot light tower, an intimate terraced garden, sculptural bridge and beautiful terraced steps overlooking DC's exciting new riverfront.
As part of the grand opening, the Washington Post reported on numerous other nearby attractions set to open within walking distance of Capitol Quarter: the Canal Park Restaurant Pavilion and Ice Skating Rink, the Foundry Lofts, Forest City's Entertainment District, and a planned Harris Teeter.
Already, the new Nationals Stadium, Metro, Barrack's Row and Capitol Hill are exciting anchors for the neighborhood, which will ultimately include over 16 million square feet of office space, 1 million square feet of retail shops and restaurants, 8,000 new homes, and 1,000 new hotel rooms.
From Capitol Riverfront.org:
The Capitol Riverfront, the “Front,” is DC’s new neighborhood on the river, a growing district-within-the-District that extends the city’s skyline to the water’s edge. Located just five blocks south of the US Capitol Building, the Front offers the best in city living with the extraordinary advantages of a riverfront setting, distinct industrial heritage, and access to what matters: unique parks and trails, sports and entertainment, exceptional value, and proximity to Capitol Hill. In the Front, DC’s businesses and residents are part of a once-in-a-generation opportunity—shaping a new community on the river.