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Parks and Trails

Green at Parkside

City Interests with Groundwork Anacostia River DC and Bradley Site Design, Inc. have completed the new Green at Parkside in the Parkside community of Ward 7 in northeast DC, featuring a large plaza of pervious pavers, benches, rain gardens, solar lighting, naturally landscaped lawn, with interpretive signage at the front of the park and numerous planting beds with ornamental trees and brightly colored flowers.  It also features a public sculpture from renowned artist Barton Rubenstein.  The Park is a one of a kind stormwater-capture demonstration place of beauty and respite for old and new residents alike to gather and build relationships.  It is also considered a central focal point for the residential and commercial development that will be added around it.

Fort MahanTrail Connector

A part of the Civil War defense systems of the National Park Services’ Fort Circle Parks, the Fort Mahan Trail Connector is in the heart of an urban neighborhood. Groundwork Anacostia DC partnered with National Park Service-East to improve the trail connector’s grounds with low-impact development, improved trail ground cover, and safety measures.

We have received funding from the Sierra Club to refresh the Fort Mahan Connector trails. We will share more information soon on how volunteers can assist us with this effort.