Gray to Green: Part of Old RFK Stadium Lot Is Now a Park
Dominique Maria Bonessi
A stretch of land near the old RFK Stadium has gone from being a parking lot to a park. The DC government controls 27 acres of land, sandwiched between the DC Armory and the Anacostia River, through a lease with the federal government. Events DC opened the grounds Saturday with a ribbon cutting, food trucks and DC United’s Wayne Rooney. The site — now called The Fields at RFK Campus — has three soccer fields, a playground and an outdoor events venue.
The Fields at RFK are Open for Play
The ribbon was officially cut on The Fields at RFK Saturday morning, ushering in a new phase in the use of the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium Campus. “The Fields at RFK are certainly a sight for sore eyes,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “When I walked in, I was just blown away. It looks like a real amusement park in some ways –that is sports, that is entertainment, and that is recreation.” Bowser said that the fields were part of the effort to make RFK a complex that means the needs and wants of the community and to get closer to making RFK a destination, similar to The Wharf and Navy Yard.
As Fields at RFK set to open, other development waits
The first stage of RFK's redevelopment is officially complete, as the ribbon will be cut on The Fields at RFK Campus Saturday. But progress on the longer term future has slowed as the legislative process plays out.