The Yards Park and the 42-acre Yards development are located within the larger Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The Capitol Riverfront, a 500-acre neighborhood, is located five blocks from the U.S. Capitol and features two miles of river frontage on the northern side of the Anacostia River. Some of the prominent landmarks in the Front include Nationals Ballpark, U.S. Navy Yard campus, U.S. Department of Transportation building, the Half Street entertainment district, and The Yards. Over the past ten years the neighborhood has seen over $1 billion in public investment that has leveraged over $2 billion in private sector investment and there is more to come. The Front is leading the way in green innovation and the best in city living, with the extraordinary advantages of riverfront living; a distinct industrial heritage, and access to what matters including unique parks and river access, sports and entertainment, exceptional value, and proximity to Capitol Hill. For more information please visit www.capitolriverfront.org.
The Yards Park is part of a 42-acre mixed-use development by Forest City Washington that in future phases will blend adaptive reuse of historical industrial buildings with construction of new development. The future development directly around the park will include three retail/restaurant pavilions which will provide numerous dining and shopping opportunities overlooking the Park. A marina will be constructed in a later phase. For more information please visit www.dcyards.com.