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Anacostia Riverwalk Trail - Building a New River Trail

Recreation Along the Anacostia River


Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

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The Anacostia Riverwalk will be a 20-mile multi-use trail along the east and west banks of the Anacostia River stretching from Prince George’s County, Maryland to the Tidal Basin and the National Mall in Washington, DC. Construction has begun and is expected to be complete in 2014. The project is estimated to cost over $50 million. The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail is one of a series of transportation, environmental, economic, community and recreation projects included in the District of Columbia’s larger Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. From the Tidal Basin to the city’s northeast border with Maryland, the 30-year, $10 billion plan is transforming the shores of the Anacostia River into a world-class waterfront destination.

More than 12 miles of the trail in Washington DC are open and heavily used. In Maryland, the trail will link to more than 40 miles of trails that travel throughout the Anacostia River Tributary System and connect to numerous schools, businesses, libraries, museums, shopping centers and Metro and MARC transit stations.When the Anacostia Riverwalk is complete, residents and visitors will be able to walk and bike along the trail to the following popular destinations:

See a map of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

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