A National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and Landscape Contractors Association (LCA) Grand Award-winning project. Canal Park is one of the first parks built as part of the District’s Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, is LEED certified and is a three star certified pilot project for the Sustainable Sites Initiative. The park is intended to be a model for sustainability, a social gathering place and an economic trigger for the surrounding neighborhood. Located on the site of a former parking lot for district school buses, this three-block-long park is sited along the historic former Washington Canal system. Inspired by the site’s waterfront heritage, the design evokes the history of the space with a linear rain garden and three pavilions reminiscent of floating barges that were once a common sight along the canal.
Organic turf maintenance, greywater irrigation system maintenance, perennial and tree installation and maintenance, and maintenance of several sustainable systems including a rain garden, bioretention planters, green roof and living wall.