Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Finalized
Four months ago, a $10-million federal grant was issued to build a missing segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, connecting two jurisdictions. About two weeks ago, the design for the four-mile trail project—called the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens segment—was unveiled. It includes a paved 10- to 12-foot- wide asphalt and concrete boardwalk sections that meander around trees and wetlands in the Aquatic Gardens and other National Park Service lands, sidewalks through the Mayfair and Parkside communities and raised walkways and five bridges over Anacostia River tributaries as it passes between D.C. and Maryland near U.S. Route 50. The final link will run between Benning Road and Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Maryland, linking the state’s nearly 40-mile trail network throughout the Anacostia River Tributary System to the planned 20-mile Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in D.C.—12 miles of which are already open and heavily used.