Residents want better Anacostia Park signage, paddle boats, and safer neighborhoods: Results of Voice of the People Sept. 29

Art All Night Congress Heights was a blast! Michael Bochynski with Clean Water Action and Art Slater with Anacostia Coordinating Council talked with attendees about the future of the Anacostia River Corridor, sustainability, protecting the environment from stormwater runoff, and the individual and community-wide benefits of solar. Michael and Art handed out treats and swag provided by the Department of Energy and Environment.


CORRIDORscape was a main feature of APACC’s Art All Night booth. It’s an interactive exercise in which people can help design the future of the Anacostia River Corridor—the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, and neighborhoods closest to the park and river. CORRIDORscape is about what you want to see as well as what has to change for the corridor to be the best it can be for all residents, particularly those who have lived there the longest. Some of the ideas for the future were:

  • Paddle boats

  • Docks for fishing

  • Better signage and access to Kingman Island

  • Art All Night at Anacostia Park

  • More trees

  • Safer communities

The recommendations collected at Art All Night in Congress Heights September 29 are in Voice of the People: CORRIDORscape (click on the Art All Night CH 092918 tab). Also in that spreadsheet are the recs from PARK(ing) Day held September 21. The aggregated recommendations, in the categories Park, River, and Community, are shown below.

Voice of the People: CORRIDORscape continues through the spring of 2019. Stay tuned to the APACC blog and Twitter, @anacostiarvpk, for community input session information.