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Beauty in Community

The RFK Stadium-Armory Campus has the potential to become a true vision of beauty. With historic significance, plenty of green space in the works and a scenic waterfront location, this area is just waiting to shine. 

The Skate Park at RFK Stadium is undergoing a transformation thanks to a world-renowned local artist who is creating a masterpiece. From removing restricting fences and creating a bicycle-friendly path, crews are extending the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to make it more accessible for our neighbors. Pole vaulters and baseball enthusiasts are appreciating the new facilities around the campus. And this is all just the beginning! 

Events DC continues to make progress in creating beautiful spaces for you, District residents, and visitors alike.  Here are just a few ways how: 

  • Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Co-designed by a pro skater, this 15,000-square-foot attraction has been called the top Skate Park in the DC area! Skaters of all ages and skill levels use it, and families enjoy watching the action. The Skate Park is going through a transformation. A world-renowned DMV based artist is currently at work creating something special. Join us for the unveiling of this artwork and re-opening of the Skate Park at the RFK Community Appreciation Day event on Saturday, August 19 (2400 East Capitol Street, SE). 
  • Bike-friendly extension. Last month, Events DC worked with DC Water to extend a portion of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, making the trail more accessible for bike riding. This convenient trail will eventually span 28 miles and connect you to the Fish Market, Nationals Park, Historic Anacostia, and other neighborhoods. 
  • Pole vaulting. In May, DC Vault created a pole vault track for their world class and amateur athletes to train on all year long. They will also provide residents with free coached opportunities to try their hand at pole vaulting. If you want to feel the rush of vaulting, you can find additional details at DCVault.org
  • Batting cages. This past spring, in partnership with Capital Hill Little League, we installed batting cages at the corner of 19th and C St. You can practice your swing at these batting cages, and live and relive your baseball glory days. Check the posting near the batting cages for public use times.

RFK Community Appreciation Day – August 20 
To celebrate our community, we’re planning the RFK Community Appreciation Day.  Join us at the Skate Park with all your neighbors, and we’ll provide food, games, and music. We’ll even host skateboard and BMX demonstrations from seasoned competitors. And best of all, you’ll get to enjoy this beautifully upgraded outdoor space.  
 
Stay tuned for more details. For now, we hope you’ll come to think of the new and improved RFK campus as an extension of your backyard and take advantage of its fun attractions as often as you can.