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Capitol Riverfront – A Washington DC Neighborhood


Capitol Riverfront – A Washington DC Neighborhood

Yards Park Bridge - Capitol Riverfront

© Miller Taylor
The Capitol Riverfront is a new 500-acre neighborhood in Washington, DC, located along the Anacostia River, south of the U.S. Capitol Building and near Nationals Park. During the 19th century, the Navy Yard was a bustling nautical center that played an integral role in the development of the area. The neighborhood was neglected during the 20th century due to pollution on the river and several other factors. Today, the Capitol Riverfront is a part of the much larger Anacostia Waterfront Initiative and framework plan to redevelop this part of Washington DC. It is becoming a vibrant urban neighborhood and entertainment district, leading the way in green innovation and setting a new standard for growth in the nation’s capital.

See a map of the Capitol Riverfront

Nearest Metro Stations
Navy Yard, Capitol South and Eastern Market

Points of Interest

  • Nationals Park – Home to the Washington Nationals, the state-of-the art baseball stadium hosts more than 80 home games each season.

  • The Yards - The 42-acre neighborhood along the Anacostia Waterfront includes 2,800 condos and apartments, 1.8 million square feet of office space, restaurants, a Harris Teeter grocery store and more.

  • Anacostia Riverwalk Trail - A 20-mile multi-use trail will be built 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.

  • Washington Navy Yard - The former shipyard for the United States Navy, serves as the home to the Chief of Naval Operations and is also headquarters for the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC.

  • Trapeze School – The New York based trapeze school offers indoor and outdoor classes.

Capitol Riverfront Events

Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District

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