Georgetown Waterfront Park

Georgetown Waterfront Park
© Rachel Cooper

Georgetown Waterfront Park is a beautiful multi-use urban park that stretches along the Potomac waterfront in Washington, DC. The park stretches between the Washington Harbour complex to Key Bridge, joining 225 miles of public parkland along the Potomac River, stretching from Mount Vernon, Virginia to Cumberland, Maryland. Georgetown Waterfront Park was completed in the summer of 2011 and contains the following features:

  • a promenade with three overlooks with views of the Potomac River
  • a separate bike trail linking the Capital Crescent Trail with the Rock Creek Trail
  • shade and flowering trees, a fountain plaza, park benches, walking paths, and lighting
  • an arbor and river stairs that form an amphitheater for viewing boat races or other activities

Georgetown Waterfront Park is the largest public park constructed in Washington, DC since the completion of Constitution Gardens in 1976. Planning for the project began more than 25 years ago and has been made possible by a public-private partnership with the NPS, the National Park Foundation, and the Georgetown Waterfront Park Campaign. The park was awarded a $4.5 million Centennial Initiative grant, a dollar-for-dollar federal match of funds that the Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park raised from private donors and the District of Columbia government.

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