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Beach Drive Block Party!

Beach Drive Block Party!

August 20, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Beach Dr NW & National Zoo Dr NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

On Sunday, August 20, Rock Creek Park and the Rock Creek Conservancy are hosting a block party for residents and neighbors to experience the brand new Beach Drive before anyone else.

The party will begin at 1 p.m. at the National Zoo entrance on Beach Drive (right by Harvard Street NW) and go until 4 p.m. During the party, guests will be invited to walk and ride bicycles on the fully reconstructed roadway, as well as, the wider, smoother and newly paved multi-use trail.

And after nearly a decade of asking, the people have received. Guests will notice the brand new staircase and crosswalk leading into the National Zoo, with a flashing signal for drivers and button for pedestrians to press before crossing. This newly installed crosswalk provides safe passage into the National Zoo that was not there before. Prior to its installation, zoo visitors would cross Beach Drive illegally into the zoo. There is also a new sidewalk at both ends of the staircase.

Parking for the party will be available to guests at the Zoo. Details on concessions, activities, and participants will be announced soon. We hope to see you there. Email with questions!