Come on Over

The 11th Street Bridge Park will be the city’s first elevated public park located on the piers of the old bridge spanning the Anacostia River. This unique park will provide visitors of all ages the ability to interact with the river, nature, art, entertainment and each other.

Where is the 11th Street Bridge Park?

Location of the 11th Street Bridge Park

The 11th Street Bridge Park will be built on the original pillars of the old road bridge crossing the Anacostia river between wards 6, 7, and 8.


Transforming old bridges into new civic spaces

The 11th Street Bridge Park will reuse the old bridge piers and span between wards 6, 7 and 8.

We have had nearly 200 meetings with nearby community residents, business owners and government leaders soliciting programming ideas. The community has asked for: an environmental education center, performance spaces, public art that tells the rich history of the region, inclusive play spaces, urban agriculture, and kayak & canoe launches. All of these ideas will be incorporated into the nationwide design competition.

Get Involved!

To make the park a reality, we need your help.


Keep Up to Date

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Washington, D.C.—Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC in collaboration with the D.C. Office of Planning launches a nation-wide design competition to create the 11th Street Bridge Park, transforming an old freeway bridge into a new civic space over the Anacostia River.
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 6:30pm

    Join 11th Street Bridge Park Director Scott Kratz and Autumn Saxon-Ross, Project Director of Place Matters at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies for a discussion about the intersection of place and health. Following brief presentations, participants will help brainstorm ways to make the future 11th Street Bridge Park a safe and healthy place for active recreation.
  • Thursday, March 6, 2014


    Funny things can happen when you’re waiting for Jan Gehl. Two-and-a-half years ago, Scott Kratz, then vice president for education at the National Building Museum, invited Harriet Tregoning, then the District of Columbia’s chief city planner, to meet the Danish architect and urbanist.