The Park

Architectural Rendering
View In Park
Looking North
03-08-17
Architectural Rendering
View In Park
Looking North
03-08-17

The Park

The project includes the creation of a one-acre park, designed by Laurie Olin, where the West Heating Plant’s walled-off coal yard now sits. The park creates an important link between the highly celebrated Georgetown Waterfront Park and Rock Creek Park. It helps realize the National Capital Planning Commission’s 1987 approved plan for the Georgetown Waterfront Park linking the waterfront with the C&O Canal and Rock Creek parks.

The design team has been working collaboratively with the National Park Service and the Friends of the Georgetown Waterfront Park in developing the plan for an elevated park above the old coal yard. In part inspired by New York’s High Line and Bryant Park, the park will provide a sanctuary with unsurpassed views of the surrounding areas as well as an opportunity to celebrate the history of the site which is the beginning of the historic 184 mile long C&O Canal as well as the location of the dry dock where canal boats were repaired and mules that pulled the boats were housed.

The park will include a quiet water feature, a rolling lawn lined with an array of trees, bushes and grasses as well as an overlook to Rock Creek and beyond.