The Yards Park
As part of a renewed focus on the Anacostia River for the city of Washington, D.C, MPFP worked integrally with a multidisciplinary team to transform an area of industrial waterfront into a vibrant, world-class park to serve the City’s residents well into the future.
The park provides a unique nexus between the river, active and passive recreational areas, commercial interests and residents. It is one of four primary urban waterfront destinations in the Nation’s Capital and is a quick walk to or from the Washington National ballpark. It has become an important punctuation in the broader waterfront experience as 20-Miles of the Anacostia River walk and Trail are developed.
MPFP’s design responds to broader goals for the Southeast Federal Center Park – namely that of having diversity in program, dynamics in form, integration between public + private spaces, and a balance between the built and natural environments. In 2013, MPFP was awarded the prestigious ULI Urban Open Space award for creating an important community asset linking the Washington, DC waterfront to other integral public spaces.
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