Canal Park

200 M St SE
Washington, DC 20003

  • Status Completed 2012
  • Size 3 acres

Project Description

Canal Park is a 3-acre neighborhood-centric park that serves as a model of sustainable design for an outdoor space. Built on the site of a former school bus parking lot in southeast Washington, the park occupies three linear blocks in the rapidly growing Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, near the Navy Yard and the Nationals’ stadium. The name comes from the canal that used to connect the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.

Since opening in 2012, Canal Park has become a gathering point for the neighborhood. The park is home to seasonal markets and events, dancing fountains in the warmer months, and ice skating in the winter. The park features sculptures by DC artist David Hess and an interactive light cube that displays video and photographic art. Located on site is Wiseguys Pizza and Altani Gelato.