Georgetown Waterfront Park covers 10 acres of Georgetown waterfront between the C& O Canal and the Potomac from the Washington Harbor complex to the Key Bridge. Construction on this brand new park began in 2007 and is ongoing today. This is said to be the largest park created in Washington DC since Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in 1976. When complete, the Wisconsin Avenue Plaza will be the Park's centerpiece with fountains, terrace steps down to the river, a partially covered pergola, and a wide main walkway.
The park, much of which was ugly parking lots in the past, will be completed in the fall of 2009. Like most other parks in Washington DC, it will be managed by the National Park Service.
Georgetown has made a significant investment in the waterfront entertainment district, which makes for a great place to have happy hour, eat a good meal, or just get a little exercise in. Located on "K" street in Georgetown, the Waterfront area is just a couple blocks south of the main drag in Georgetown, and has a nice wide walkway for walking, jogging, razoring, or even just the afternoon stroll. It also is bordered by a boat docking area, so if you are coming up the Potomac, you can easily dock in for some mid boating day nourishment. I would definitely recommend enjoying this area at sunset, as there is a beautiful view of the local area around this time, just remember to bring your sunnies!