Dc's yards park


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The Yards Park is a waterfront recreation area, boardwalk, and outdoor performance space at the center of The Yards development. It was built as a public-private partnership between the District government, the General Services Administration, and Forest City Washington Development Company.

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Dc's yards park

  1. 1. DC’s Yards Park An Educational Presentation from OnBoard Tours http://washingtondctours.onboardtours.com/
  2. 2. DC’s Yards Park © OnBoard 2010 2 Washington DC is most popular destination and is full of tourists now during season.The Yards Park is a waterfront recreation area, boardwalk, and outdoor performance space at the center ofTheYards development. It was built as a public-private partnership
  3. 3. Yard Pak History The history of theYards Park site is closely linked with that of the neighboringWashington NavyYard that was founded in 1799 and is located just to the east of the Park. In 1916, in reaction toWorldWar I, the NavyYard added the NavyYardAnnex, an expansion westward to 2nd Street SE to accommodate increased manufacturing efforts. By the mid-1940 the NavyYard and NavyYard Annex reached peak production with 26,000 employees in 132 buildings on 127 acres of land. © OnBoard 2010 3
  4. 4. Greens © OnBoard 2010 4 This thoughtfully designed park is a place to be active or relax and enjoy the outdoors. It has well landscaped outdoor rooms, a waterfall and canal like water feature, an elevated overlook, an iconic bridge and light sculpture, terraced performance venue and a riverfront boardwalk.
  5. 5. • In park concerts are held Fridays in the summer from 6 to 8 p.m. The park is just west of the Washington Navy Yard and east of Nationals Park. It is served by the Navy Yard - Ballpark station on the Green Line of the Washington Metro. • You have green space to enjoy the outdoors along the river. It includes open grassy areas, a waterfall and fountains, a terraced lawn performance venue and recreation trails. Concerts
  6. 6. A Word from our Sponsor © OnBoard 2012 6 OnBoard Tours
  7. 7. Brought to you by OnBoard Tours © OnBoard 2010 7 OnBoard Tours typically combine a walking tour with a yacht cruise and short rides on a climate- controlled mini-coach. Check out our tours in: •New York City •Las Vegas •Washington DC •Los Angeles
  8. 8. Washington DC Tours Check out the following sites for moreWashington DC information: Lincoln Memorial - http://www.flickr.com/photos/96926231@N00/8259165571/in/photostream/ NationalArchives SmithsonianWashington DC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/96926231@N00/8259165987/in/photostream/ http://searchingdc.com/washingtondc/washington-dc-tours/ http://www.washington-dc-tour.com CONFIDENTIAL 8