Who would have guessed that a seven-acre park just below Whitehurst Freeway would be a place of solace for many? The first phase of this once urban eyesore opened in September. A surprising oasis of greenery, it offers a well-landscaped setting with waterside views of Theodore Roosevelt Island and the Kennedy Center. Park benches, paved paths, flowering plants and sprawling lawns make a very inviting setting between Washington Harbor and Key Bridge.A second phase, slated to be completed next year, will make this the largest national park built in the District in 30 years.
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