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Yards Park, Close to Opening
August 27, 2010
Some views of the Yards Park
, scheduled to be dedicated on Sept. 7, 2010, with a "grand opening" weekend set for Sept. 10-12.
First, the rendering of the park, for orientation purposes as you look at the rest of the photos. Note that the marina and the other retail pavilions are not part of the park's first phase, and will come later.
The light tower and the pedestrian bridge, two of the park's signature landmarks.
Standing on the overlook, looking into the morning sun eastward up the boardwalk toward the Navy Yard and the Display Ship Barry.
The bridge, and the boardwalk below, as seen from the overlook.
A straight-on view of the bridge, looking west, with Nationals Park two blocks behind.
Standing on the stepped-grass area, looking down the Anacostia toward the Douglass Bridge.
... And then turning to look up-river, toward the Barry and Anacostia Park. The band shell for music performances will be built near this spot on the boardwalk.
Another view of the grass and steps.
Standing beneath the bridge.
The light tower.
Standing on the bridge, looking at the lumber storage shed and the steps down to the basin.
Another view of the basin from the bridge, looking north toward what will be a waterfall.
The view of the water from the pedestrian bridge.
Looking westward from the bridge.
The de-skinned Lumber Storage Shed. For the park's initial phase, it will remain open, but will eventually be given glass walls and will become a retail pavilion.
The boardwalk and the light tower, looking toward Diamond Teague Park and the Florida Rock site (and Buzzard's Point in Southwest) in the distance.
The overlook. The steel beams will soon be holding a fabric canopy, to provide some shade.
Looking at the Lumber Shed and the Foundry Lofts from the boardwalk, across the stepped grass.
The eastern end of the park's boardwalk, near the River Street Gardens at right.
The River Street Gardens, which will be a more secluded, 'contemplative' area.
Working on part of the boardwalk at the end of the River Street Gardens, in the shadow of the Navy Yard.
Another view of the River Street Gardens, looking westward toward Nationals Park.
Back to the center of the park to see the Great Lawn to the right, as seen from next to the fountain and waterfall at Third Street.
Looking across the Great Lawn toward the river.
The overlook and its retail bays, as seen from across the basin on the Great Lawn.
The park's southwestern corner.
Looking east toward the bridge, light tower, overlook, and boardwalk, from the southwestern edge of the park.
A wide shot of the stepped-grass, the boardwalk, the Anacostia River, and Poplar Point.
The Great Lawn, with the Foundry Lofts building at right and the US Department of Transportation headquarters at rear.
Another view of the bridge, this time from the Great Lawn.
The dog park area, on the western edge of the park near the DC Water (WASA) main pumping plant.
The park benches along the Great Lawn.
A close-up of one of the bench designs.
Back on the east side of the Lumber Shed, peeking through the landscaping toward the overlook.
Looking toward Diamond Teague Park. There are designs (but no timeline) for building a floating bridge to connect these two spots (which are nowhere near as far apart as they look in this image.)
A last view of the light tower and the river.