Photo by Tom Quiggle
Georgetowners and others can now enjoy a completed waterfront park
Georgetowners and others can now enjoy a completed waterfront park

The 9.5-acre Georgetown Waterfront Park along the Potomac River is now fully open to the public after a planning and construction process that began 30 years ago. The park curves along the Potomac extending from the Washington Harbour complex to Key Bridge, linking 225 miles of parkland from Mt. Vernon, Virginia, to Cumberland, Maryland. The $24 million project was once an industrial complex including a power plant.  The park was paid for through government funds and private fundraising led by Friends of the Georgetown Waterfront, whose officers according to tax filings include Robert vom Eigen, Jonda McFarlane,  Barbara Downs, Robin Gilbert, Ann Satterthwaite, Grace Bateman, and Gretchen Ellsworth.

 
The park at sunset (Photo by: Tom Quiggle) The park at sunset

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Anonymous

I believe the Georgetown BID kicked in the final $50,000 necessary to get the park finished. Worth mentioning, surely.

Dave Roffman

I still think a Little League baseball park near the Key Bridge end of the park would be nice. Home runs into the river! And the floating restaurant concept proposed many times and many years ago by The Clydes' Group, would be a big drawing card. And maybe a bandstand somewhere for live music..........

Anonymous

The Georgetown BID also provides free wireless internet access in the park.