The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail serves as a backbone of theAnacostia Waterfront, connecting residents, visitors andcommunities to the river, one another and numerouscommercial and recreational destinations.Once complete, the trail will provide seamless, scenic travelfor pedestrians and bicyclists along the river to the FishMarket, Nationals Park, Historic Anacostia, RFK Stadium,the National Arboretum and 16 communities between the National Mall at the Tidal Basin and Bladensburg MarinaPark in Maryland. To date, 12 of the ultimate 20 miles of theRiverwalk 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 theAnacostia River just north of the John Philip SousaBridge; and
Maine Avenue, which better connects theTidal Basin to the Fish Market/SouthwestWaterfront.The second, or eastern of the two fiberglass bridges over railroad tracks is anticipated to open in Spring 2013,completing trail connections on both sides of the river fromSouth Capitol Street to Benning Road.
Open Maine Avenue March 2012Open West FRP Bridge April 2012Complete Design of KenilworthGardensJanuary 2013Open East FRP Bridge Spring 2013Advertise Kenilworth Gardensfor ConstructionSummer 2013Begin Construction of Kenilworth GardensFall 2013Complete Construction of Kenilworth GardensLate 2015
Design of the Kenilworth Gardens segment, which willextend the trail from Benning Road to the Bladensburg Trailin Maryland, concluded in January 2013. The project is to beadvertised for construction in Summer 2013.