The DMV's inaugural Outdoor Afro hike will be an official opening event of this years Great Outdoors America Week (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Outdoors-America-Week/154703704600185) (GO America Week http://goamericaweek.org/site/ )
We will be hiking the Anacostia River Walk checking out all the new additions and upgrades to one of the best parks in the District.
The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail serves as a backbone of the Anacostia Waterfront, connecting residents, visitors and communities to the river and most importantly, one another. It spans both east of the Anacostia through National Park Service’s Anacostia Park, to the west through the newly renovated Navy Yards. To date, 12 of the ultimate 20 miles of the Riverwalk are open for use, with the new pedestrian and bicycling bridge allowing for connectivity between South Capitol Street and Benning Road east just opening in May. Once complete, the trail will allow seamless pedestrian and bicycle travel between the Tidal Basin in downtown DC and Bladensburg Marina Park in Maryland.
Outdoor Afro is a national organization with the mission to reconnect African-Americans to nature. This hike will be the inaugural event for Outdoor Afro DMV (DC/Maryland/Virgina) welcoming and introducing GO! America participants to a local treasure.
All lovers of the outdoors are welcome!