Georgetown Park Under Construction

Georgetown Waterfront Park

After three decades of planning, debate, and delays, construction on the Georgetown Waterfront Park is finally underway in earnest. These photos were taken in late May. When it is complete in Spring 2008 the park will be the largest park created in Washington since Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in 1976.

Georgetown Waterfront Park

The design includes an interactive fountain and river stairs (seen below), a promenade and labrynth.

Georgetown Waterfront Park

Georgetown Waterfront Park River Stairs

> NPS: Georgetown Waterfront Park
> WashCycle: Georgetown Waterfront Rebuild
> W. Post’s Roger K. Lewis: “Planned Waterfront Park in Georgetown Lacks Some Crucial Elements” (March 2005)

Author: Rob Goodspeed


  1. The Park looks awesome so far. I just heard that Fenty put a stop to the planning study on the removal of the Whitehurst. I hope its not true. It took 30 years to break ground on the waterfront park, and hopefully it won’t take as long to begin demolition of whitehurst.

  2. the reason the activists from palisades, foggy bottom, downtown and georgetown signed on early with Fenty was BECAUSE he agreed with us to keep the whitehurst.

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