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Wisconsin Avenue to Washington Harbor opened on September 13, 2011

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Phase two (the area at the foot of Wisconsin to Washington Harbour) of Georgetown Waterfront Park is complete and was opened on the public on September 13, 2011.  This stretch of the park includes the 2.5 acre Wisconsin Avenue Plaza, an interactive fountain, a pergola, and river stairs with seating for 350 at the finish line of Potomac River regattas. A wayside panel at the river steps recognizes the role of Senator Charles H. Percy in the creation of Georgetown Waterfront Park.

The plaza at the foot of Wisconsin Avenue greets the visitor with an arching fountain where children run in and out and through the arcs.

Arching water with child

 

 

 

 

The riverfront has steps laddering down to the river at the site of the finish line for the regattas. A wide walkway links Phase 1 and Phase II along the river with an area with benches and a pergola for river viewing.

View of steps downriver from overlook

River Steps

 

 

Virginia Creeper vines will envelope the pergola.

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The interactive fountain will add a playful aquatic feature to attract visitors to the river from Wisconsin Avenue. An arbor above the benches will invite visitors to relax by the water. The arbor will support flowering vines, filtering the sunlight over seating areas. Below the arbor, river stairs will descend to the water, forming an amphitheater where people can view activities in the park and watch the finish line of the boat races.

Planned Fountain view from Wisconsin Avenue

Planned Fountain view from Wisconsin Avenue

Next to the fountain, river stairs

Next to the fountain, river stairs