11th Street Bridge Park Virtual Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 6:30PM to 8:00PM | Virtual Event
The 11th Street Bridge Park is a collaborative project of the Ward 8 based non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). It will be the city’s first elevated public park perched over the Anacostia River and located on the piers of the old 11th Street Bridge spanning the Anacostia River.
The 11th Street Bridge Park will span the capital’s cityscape and include community generated programming including; outdoor performance spaces, playgrounds, urban agriculture, an Environmental Education Center with classrooms to teach students about river systems, public art that tells the rich history of the region, and kayak and canoe launches.
Bound by the Washington Navy Yard on one side and the National Park Service’s Anacostia Park on the other, the Bridge Park will be a destination for some, a pedestrian and bicycle route for others, a link to the existing network of river walk trails and an iconic architectural symbol across the Anacostia River.
From the beginning, community engagement and feedback have driven conceptualization and design of the future 11th Street Bridge Park.
The objective of this project is to create a place unlike any other in Washington, DC — one that supports the community’s physical, environmental, cultural and economic health.
- Environment: Re-engage the community with the Anacostia River
- Social: Reconnect the neighborhoods on both sides of the river
- Health: Improve public health disparities
- Economic: Serve as an anchor for inclusive economic opportunity