The Yards Park: A New D.C. Waterfront Attraction
Whether you're a local or you're staying in the area, each week we'll feature day trip ideas starting in the region
If you’re looking for a trip that’s not too far from home and easily accessible by the Metro, consider spending the day in The Yards Park in Washington, D.C. As the city’s newest waterfront attraction, this innovative community park has more to offer than just amazing views and a welcoming vibe. Stop by and see familes, working professionals and exercise nuts enjoying the bright, open space.
Canal Basin/Wading Pool
Imagine the perfect summer afternoon with family or close friends. Dip your toes into the cool water or watch the fountains dance. Don’t forget to bring a picnic and large blanket to enjoy one of several green open spaces or gather on the unique wooden benches or tables looking out at the river.
Want to watch the high flying tricks of top areal artists without a steep price tag? Stop by the trapeze school and take a peek at classes in session. Have an adventurous spirit or need a unique gift? Consider attending classes of your own. Visit the website for more information.
As the beginning of a waterfront trail, the Yard’s park portion is nice enough to ride through again and again. Joggers, cyclists, roller bladers and skateboarders all take advantage of the smooth paths and gorgeous views along the waterfront and you can too. Check out The District's Bike Share stations to rent your own and enjoy the trails.
Look for special events all year long along the Anacostia waterfront and enjoy entertainment like live music, Whether it’s a child’s birthday celebration or a wild bachelorette party, The Yards park can host just about anything. Local favorites organized by the community include a summer evening concert series, public exercise events and holiday celebrations.