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Potomac Yard Park Playground Taking Shape

Elements of the new 21-acre linear park continue to pop up on the eastern edge of the Pulte development at Potomac Yard.

Green, blue and purple pieces of playground equipment have begun to pop up in Potomac Yard Park, a 21-acre linear park that’s taking shape this winter along Potomac Avenue in the Pulte development at Potomac Yard.

Eventually the park will feature a stage, play fountain for children, maze, canal and athletic courts, among many other amenities.

Connected by a lighted, 1.5-mile multi-use trail from Target to Braddock Road Metro station, the park will house its amenities in several “belvederes” or urban plazas located where the development’s streets dead-end into the rail tracks to the east. Each belvedere will contain a different amenity.

Athletic court lights, paved surfaces, trees and elements of the belvederes have also started to spring from the ground in recent months.

Land Planning and Design Associates, the firm behind the park, has detailed renderings of the park on its website.

For more information about Potomac Yard Park, check out this Del Ray Patch story from when the plans were unveiled in June 2011.

Drew Hansen March 12, 2013 at 05:49 PM
The timeline has been moved around a little bit. In a few weeks, planners are giving me a walking tour of the entire park. I'll write a story off of that. Stay tuned.
Meredith Holland March 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM
I wonder about parking for folks that want to go to this park who do not live there?
Drew Hansen March 28, 2013 at 02:01 PM
I'm taking a walking tour of the park next week. I'll be sure to ask. There are some spaces along Potomac Avenue. You'll also be able to reach Potomac Yard Park by walking underneath the Monroe Avenue bridge.
Michele Lichtman April 02, 2013 at 11:16 PM
I wonder if/when some sort of bike access will be constructed from Potomac Avenue to the Mount Vernon trail.
Kevin Hicks October 02, 2013 at 11:11 PM
I'm new to the area. Any update on why the sidewalk on the east side of Potomac Ave from E Glebe south towards Main Line Blvd is still fenced off? I know there is still construction at Main Line, but the rest appears completed.

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