Arboretum Bridge and Trail
The Arboretum Bridge and Trail Project is a key segment of the Anacostia River Trail (ART) network. This project will provide the missing passageway between the Anacostia waterfront and the U.S. National Arboretum, which annually garners over 500,000 visitors. The crossing will be ADA compliant and will improve access for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, kayakers, canoers, anglers and wildlife observers.
The project is situated on National Park Service lands and will create a connection between the Arboretum, Kenilworth Park North, and adjacent neighborhoods including Mayfair, Kenilworth-Parkside and River Terrace. Slated to be completed in 2026, this project will improve access to the Anacostia River and connect visitors and residents to the District’s scenic natural environment.
KEY DESIGN ELEMENTS
Scenic pedestrian bridge over the Anacostia River
Improved access to the shorelines
Park-like landscaping and invasive species removal