The 11th Street Bridge Park will be DC’s first elevated park, stitching together neighborhoods long-divided by the Anacostia River in the southeast quadrant of the city.

The 11th Street Bridge Park (Bridge Park) is a project of the nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River and the DC government, whose partnership ensures that the park meets a diverse set of social, health, environmental, and economic goals. The Bridge Park team has led their work with a strong focus on equity by engaging with hundreds of community members to develop an Equitable Development Plan that addresses how cities can make smart investments in communities to ensure longtime residents can stay and thrive in their neighborhoods. To that end, the team has raised over $1.5 million to implement the plan and is working with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). LISC recently announced a $50 million Elevating Equity initiative that makes direct investment to organizations working toward equity in the Bridge Park’s impact area.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Highway
Status Advocacy & Design
Opening 2019
Size 3 acres
Design Team OMA, OLIN
Management

Building Bridges Across the River

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Latest News / 11th Street Bridge Park

Next City / March 14, 2018

D.C. Bridge Park gets a head start on equitable development

Equitable development is the primary focus of Building Bridges Across the River, the nonprofit organization behind the 11th Street Bridge Park project in Washington, D.C. Over the past few years, the nonprofit has attracted the attention of major funders to support the implementation of the park’s equitable development plan.

The Washington Post / September 25, 2017

Philanthropists flock to D.C.’s Bridge Park

The proposed 11th Street Bridge Park continues to inspire big-name philanthropists—JPMorgan Chase will donate $10 million in Wards 7 and 8 of the District, including $5 million to preserve affordable housing for low-income residents.