After decades of lobbying and fundraising, the once-derelict land on the Georgetown bank of the Potomac south of K Street has been transformed into a ten-acre landscaped park at the water’s edge. The once-thriving commercial waterfront had long lain derelict. By the 1960s, the land had been condemned, earmarked for an interstate highway that was never built. Part of the area was occupied by a parking lot, with the removal of many tons of concrete and other debris necessary before the vision of the park could be realized. The final completed section opened in 2011, linking 225 miles of parkland along the Potomac, from Cumberland, Maryland, to Mount Vernon, Virginia.
|Venue name:||Georgetown Waterfront Park||Contact:|
Water St NW
|Opening hours:||Daily 24 hours|