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PEPCO Benning Plant

Metro line

Water Crossing: Thicken by Meandering

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River Terrace Elementary School

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Signaling a culverted stream, a meandering group of trails mimics the pattern of the would-be stream and harnesses children’s play to interact with infrastructure. Connected to River Terrace Elementary, this schoolyard extension cultivates learning and highlights the urban wild of infrastructure, as the trail literally becomes immersed in concrete tunnels.

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Kingman Lake

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River Terrace Neighborhood

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Kingman Island

Heritage Island

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River Terrace Park + Neighborhood

400’

DISTANCE: 0.15 miles, 200 paces TIME: 4 min walk, 2 min jog, 1 min bike FREQUENCY: school year, afternoons and summer 0

school yard play

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50’

100’

more frequent,  less  impact

The walk is an extension of River Terrace Elementary’s school yard, cultivating different styles of education

The Wild Anacostia  
The Wild Anacostia  

Kate Hayes | Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis

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