Tidal ground: Thicken by Encompassing
Anacostia River +HP
At Kenilworth Marsh and Aquatic Gardens, the trail is designed to encompass flooding, registering and monitoring change on daily, annual, and generational time scales. Emphasizing micro-topography and marsh gradients, the trail splits around a central runnel, anticipating people moving aside to avoid low and wet spots. Designed with grooves that capture and guide water into the main, central runnel, the trail encourages the overlapping of hydraulic systems with human recreational activities. As the central runnel weathers its concrete base breaks down, the one trail may eventually split into two.
NPS Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Here, the urban wild is expressed in a landscape of risk and the fear of the land changing shape so quickly with the incoming tide. Furthermore, the runnel’s rhythm of high and low gives visitors a better sense the drastic differences in the micro-topography of a marsh condition.
Kenilworth Marsh + Aquatic Gardens
gauge water levels
ng boar dwa lk
DISTANCE: 0.5 miles, 660 paces TIME: 11 min walk, 6 min jog, 3.5 min bike FREQUENCY: tidal dependent
The walk: grounded by Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, the walk is accessible by foot at low tide and by kayak at high tide 32 | Hayes
Published on Aug 20, 2013