The National Park Service (NPS) commissioned the development of a park along the Potomac River in Georgetown many years ago. This multi-million dollar project creates an urban park that links the Rock Creek Trail to the Capital Crescent Trail. After years of planning, progress is finally being made on the park.
In June of 2006, construction crews broke ground by tearing out a large parking lot. A year and some months later, the NPS has announced that phase one of the park is open to the public. Phase one consists of three acres along the Potomac with a bicycle trail linking Rock Creek and Capital Crescent trails. Visitors can now enjoy the new promenade, lawns and gardens. Phase one reaches from Wisconsin Ave. to 34th St.
Now that construction crews are finished with the first phase, they are moving on the phase two, which is expected to be done by 2010. Once the Georgetown Waterfront Park is completed, it will be home to an amphitheater, fountain plaza, benches, trees and walkways. Once finished, the area will represent the largest public park constructed in DC since 1976.
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