Hidden Figures on Oxon Run Trail

Join the DC Trail Rangers for a scavenger hunt on Oxon Run Trail (300 Valley Ave SE) to celebrate Black History Month! Clues about historical Black figures will be hidden throughout Oxon Run Trail for you to find and match with a list of names. This is a free and family-friendly event where participants are encouraged to bike, scoot, roll, or walk to explore Oxon Run Trail. After you find and match all of the clues with their respective figures, hang around to talk to friends, enjoy some snacks, and learn about the Trail Ranger program.

Questions? Email agyei.williams@waba.org or call (202) 826-9741

Suitland Parkway Trail Rehabilitation Project – First Meeting

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss the concept engineering for the rehabilitation of the Suitland Parkway Trail, a 1.7-mile paved trail that runs along Suitland Parkway from Pomeroy Road SE to Southern Avenue.

DDOT plans to rehabilitate the trail include re-paving and widening, adding a crash barrier between the trail and the roadway, and adding trail and street lights. Additional changes may include adding new connections to the trail from neighborhood streets. Ultimately, the trail will connect to the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and the Anacostia River Trail. This is the first public meeting for the concept engineering project.

For more information about this project please visit trails.ddot.dc.gov or contact the project manager Michael Alvino, email Michael.Avino@dc.gov or call 202-497-7153.

WHAT: Suitland Parkway Trail Rehabilitation Virtual Public Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 | TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

WHERE: Join link:  dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/j.php?MTID=m175cfe279d9b2e0336d5c47f5b2cdf40

Webinar number:  2302 561 0816

Webinar password: G2nVKAMbi63 (42685262 from phones)

Dial-in Option (audio only): 

+1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.)

1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

 Access code: 230 256 10816

Access Code: system will prompt you for a Numeric Webinar Password:  Press the # key to join the meeting. 

BIG plans… 1000 miles big

Do you have a favorite trail near your neighborhood? Beauties like the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Metropolitan Branch Trail, Custis Trail, Capital Crescent Trail, and more provide opportunities for a refreshing walk, run, or ride away from traffic.  For me as WABA’s Trails Coalition Manger, seeing the joy on someone’s face when they discover a new trail connection never gets old….which is why, together with 7500 WABA members, we’re going to keep improving and expanding our region’s trails in 2023.

We’ve seen the benefits trails bring to our communities. They make it easy to access active transportation options, lead to reduced carbon emissions, and bring support to businesses. And where else is there space for streams of families on cargo bikes, little ones joyfully scootering along, and other folks commuting, exercising, and enjoying time with friends…all at the same time?

As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one thing that could be better than a beloved neighborhood trail: a seamless network of nearly 1,000 miles of wide, smooth, well-maintained trails—connecting every neighborhood across our region— for people of all ages and abilities. While one trail is an opportunity, this trails network? It’s going to be a transformation.

When complete, the Capital Trail Network will connect DC, Virginia, and Maryland with 990 miles of trails for walking, biking, jogging, scooting, and playing. To make it happen, WABA and our partners in the Capital Trails Coalition are organizing to complete connections between trail segments, improve and maintain trails you already know and love, and build new trails:

  • A wider Washington & Old Dominion trail through Arlington, with space for even more people to enjoy.
  • A new bike and pedestrian bridge from the Mount Vernon Trail into DC. 
  • A connection between Oxon Run in Prince George’s County to Anacostia Park…leading right into the heart of DC on the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. 

Your support for WABA means the Capital Trails Network is becoming a new kind of green highway system, dedicated to bicyclists and pedestrians, making it possible to travel from one corner of our region to the other without a car. Thank you! Now, let’s get these trails built.

Malcolm X Trail Guided Tour

Join TCG Property Care, DOEE, WABA’s Trail Rangers, and DDOT for a trail tour of the new 1.3-mile trail located in Ward 8 (temporarily known as the Malcolm X Trail). The event will be held on Saturday, December 10th at 10:00am. Activations include:

  • 3 event tables located at the start, middle and end of the trail
  • Participate in nature-oriented discussions and activities
  • Learn about litter free programs and job opportunities!

Additionally, DDOT is collecting suggestions to officially name the trail. Suggest a name HERE. DDOT will be collecting suggestions until December 12th.

When: Saturday December 10th, 2022 from 10:00am – 11:00am
Where: Trailhead at intersection of St. Elizabeth’s Rd. SE and DHS Acc Rd. (Located near USCG Visitor Entrance: 38.852292010430496, -77.00579248667724)