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DC Feature: The Yards Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ever since Josh, Hadley & I moved to DC we've been so pumped about exploring this [kinda] new city of ours. There has been so much change here over the last few years.. especially in South East and on all the waterfront property this place has to offer. We couldn't be more thrilled with the kid-friendly parks popping up all over. 

The weather was beautiful on Sunday so we decided to head to the Yards Park near the Nationals Stadium for a little splash park action. Hadley is obsessed with water so we knew something like a splash pad would be her dream come true. 

We had never walked around this area before. Usually when we get off at Navy Yard metro station we're headed straight to the Nats game or a bar before the Nats game so we we're excited to see what was around. 

I was completely blown away!

I had no idea how many restaurants and awesome water features they had to offer right on the Anacostia River. The area is filled with old warehouse buildings that are being repurposed and new, modern construction. The splash park was more than we imagined. There were tons of fountains on the top level and below was a giant pool with a waterfall feature. All of this was open to the public and there were kids everywhere. Hadley lost her shit she was so stoked!


She played in the water until her teeth were literally chattering and then we walked around to explore the shops. We got ice cream at Ice Cream Jubilee and it was the perfect treat. They had the coolest mix of flavors.. I had to show some restraint and not ask for a sample of every single one. 

On our way back to the metro we spotted a trapeze school right on the sidewalk. I think I'm going to have to try that one out one day... looks so fun!!!
This city ROX!!!


If you're a local to this area I definitely recommend checking the Yards Park out! Even if you don't have kids, the restaurants on the water would be perfect for a date night. I personally can't wait to check out Agua 301 for some modern Mexican, Kruba Thai & Sushi and Osteria Morini for some really delicious looking Italian. 

Love to you all,

2 comments:

  1. Your shared images are very nice and I really like it. The Yards Park is an amazing for kids. I’m really impressed it because it is surprise for me. I’m going to tours montreal new York with my business partner for business work. After complete this tour I must go there with my two kids. I hope it will be memorable and enjoy for my kids.

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