The week-long festivities taking place throughout Washington, D.C's Capitol Riverfront District in celebration of Tuesday's 2018 MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park will give thousands of baseball fans the opportunity to experience The Yards, Forest City's dynamic, mixed-use community within walking distance of the stadium.
Forest City has teamed up with the Capitol Riverfront BID to offer a week of engaging, family-friendly activities and is a proud sponsor of Saturday's Color Run MLB All-Star 5K and the two-day All-Star Summer Riverfront Festival, both set to take place in the award-winning, waterfront Yards Park.
Recently dubbed one of the "12 coolest neighborhoods around the world" by Forbes Magazine, The Yards is home to more than a dozen restaurants and multiple residential communities. Yards Park provides the green space centerpiece of the neighborhood.
"With its waterfront location, industrial infrastructure and historic roots, the Navy Yard – or The Yards – has a cool factor that most other D.C. neighborhoods lack," says travel expert Melissa Biggs Bradley in the Forbes story. Contributor Ann Abel concludes the spotlight on The Yards by highlighting the headliners of the area's burgeoning dining scene – Blue Jacket, Osteria Morini, Chloe and Ice Cream Jubilee.
Forest City's transformation of The Yards into a vibrant, destination neighborhood has re-energized the historic area. In the early 19th century, The Yards was home to a bustling wharf, sugar refinery and brewery, and up until World War II was an important part of the industrial capacity of the neighboring Washington Navy Yard.
At full buildout, The Yards will feature 5.5 million square feet of retail, office and residential uses spread across 25 buildings on a 48-acre waterfront site.