ANACOSTIA RIVERWALK TRAIL
The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail serves as a backbone of the Anacostia Waterfront, connecting residents, visitors and communities to the river, one another and numerous commercial and recreational destinations. Once complete, the trail will provide seamless, scenic travel for pedestrians and bicyclists along the river to the Fish Market, Nationals Park, Historic Anacostia, RFK Stadium, the National Arboretum and 16 communities between the National Mall at the Tidal Basin and Bladensburg Marina Park in Maryland. To date, 12 of the ultimate 20 miles of the Riverwalk Trail are open and heavily used. In Spring 2012, two new portions of the trail opened:
The western of two fiberglass-decked, weathering steel bridges over railroad tracks along either side of the Anacostia River just north of the John Philip Sousa Bridge; and
Maine Avenue, which better connects the Tidal Basin to the Fish Market/Southwest Waterfront. The second, or eastern, of the two fiberglass bridges over railroad tracks opened in May 2013, completing trail connections on both sides of the river from South Capitol Street to Benning Road.
Opened Maine Avenue March 2012 Opened West FRP Bridge April 2012 Completed Design of Kenilworth Gardens January 2013 Opened East FRP Bridge May 2013 Advertise Kenilworth Gardens for Construction Summer 2013 Begin Construction of Kenilworth Gardens Fall 2013 Complete Construction of Kenilworth Gardens Late 2015
Design of the Kenilworth Gardens segment, which will extend the trail from Benning Road to the Bladensburg Trail in Maryland, concluded in January 2013. The project is to be advertised for construction in Summer 2013.