How can we make it easier to break into the outdoor scene in the city? You might think, by now, there would be an app for it, but there isn’t. Not for us who rely on public transit or car sharing, or who don’t always get to go “into the wild” to escape the city. Like you, we share a love for spending time outside on trails, in parks, and with friends; yet, it’s taken us years to find our favorite spots and to truly know the places we live. So, we are now in process of creating Wanderus, an app that helps lower that entry barrier. And we want to hear from you who may face the same challenge as we did. What are your experiences seeking parks and trails in the city, and how can we help you achieve your everyday outdoor bliss?
Ever wanted to BBQ, but didn't have a place to do the BBQing? Well, look no further. Rock Creek Park has many picnic spots that are wooded and hemmed along the creek. All picnic groves are equipped with multiple picnic tables, some also have grills to help you achieve your BBQ dreams. Reserve yours at recreation.gov.
This has got to be one of the most luxurious public properties in DC. The East Potomac Pool is located next to a golf course, surrounded by trees, except for an opening a slight opening that provides a view of the national monument, and it's on an ISLAND! It's great for laps after work or a low key way to catch some rays.
A staple summer event in DC that brings an eclectic mix of jazz bands to the Sculpture Garden every Friday throughout the summer. Bring friends and get there early. There will be a huge crowd, but you don't want to miss it!