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Rusted Rainbow

The Mighty Mississippi

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:12pm

A recent trip to the Big Easy led to a new riverfront park created from old industrial spaces. Sound familiar?

Working group meeting. Photo credit: Michaela Accardi

Working group meeting. Photo credit: Michaela Accardi

Artists at the Table

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:59am

Over the past few months, the Bridge Park has been asking residents, artists and cultural leaders to identify less tangible aspects of neighborhood change—what makes people feel a sense of belonging in a neighborhood and what changes signal cultural shifts. We've compiled their recommendations around cultural strategies for the Bridge Park and invite your feedback.

295 Freeway Underpass Art Installation

295 Freeway Underpass Art Installation

Art Lights the Way

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:13pm

Our latest art installation reconnects East of the River neighborhoods with the mighty Anacostia (and future 11th Street Bridge Park.)

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Image courtesy of OMA+OLIN

A Community Designs A Bridge Park

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:03pm

From the beginning, the community has helped shape the 11th Street Bridge Park. This work continued with a recent convening of stakeholders as we refine the design of this new civic space.

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Beauty In The East

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:00am

Jessica G. Smith joins the Bridge Park Team as our Communications and Community Engagment Manager. Learn More about Jessica here.

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Shaw Library

Building Political & Cultural Equity

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 6:16pm

Research on D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood yields important lessons on building political and cultural equity. A post by urban planner Will Leimenstoll.

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Buffalo Bayou Cityscape

Houston's Buffalo Bayou

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 3:32pm

Cities like Houston are discovering that infrastructure can be so much more than just flood control.


Community Land Trust Update

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:01pm

An update on our progess of the Community Land Trust, which aims to provide permanent affordable housing!!

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Power to the People: Community Land Trusts & Civil Rights Recap

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:39pm

On March 29th, we hosted our second public forum to create a Community Land Trust (CLT), a partnership with City First Enterprises, at the Anacostia Playhouse. During the event, representatives from JP Morgan Chase announced a generous $250,000 grant to support the CLT.

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Deep River: A Blues Speakeasy: Reflections of a Host

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 5:10pm

By Levita Mondie,  Event Host and Anacostia Resident


"As a newcomer to DC and a new homeowner East of the River, I am very enthusiastic about this project and have repeatedly extolled its virtues to co-workers and neighbors. "

Darin Tuggle, Ward 8 Resident and Bridge Park Champion