Just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, begins a swath of riverfront green space about 1.5 times the size of Central Park. Here, a short walk from homes that sell for more than half a million dollars each, geese outnumber people. The river is quiet, with scarcely a boat in sight. On a clear day, a visitor can see into the windows of the gleaming new condos rising on the other shore.
Anacostia Park was supposed to be an urban oasis, a city escape that would feature a swimming lake, Tivoli-style gardens, pleasure boating and fishing. Yet, nearly 100 years after the federal government established it on the city’s northeast side, Anacostia Park remains a place yet to reach its potential.[Continue Reading]
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The Bay Journal is a partner in the second Chesapeake Bay Summit, a discussion about key issues in the Bay restoration hosted by Maryland Public Television during Chesapeake Bay Week. This year, the Summit aired on April 27 and focused on the challenges of growth and development. Watch it here, and read the following articles related to the 2015 Summit:
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