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Slowly but surely, the Capitol Riverfront is taking steps to become a place where people want to picnic, stroll, throw Frisbees, and do other riverfront activities that are drawn into artistic renderings.

Tomorrow, another big project is underway. At 10:30 a.m., the groundbreaking will be held for The Park at the Yards, a 5.4-acre park overlooking the Anacostia River.

Back in February, the city started constructing Diamond Teague Park, built at First Street and Potomac Avenue SE.

Naturally, the “Park at the Yards” will eventually be part of The Yards itself, which will include “2,800 residential units, for sale and for lease (available mid-2009); 1.8 million square feet of new office space (initial building available mid-2010); 400,000 square feet of retail shops and dining places (initial opening late-2009).”

But first, grass, open air!