The Wharf reestablished Washington, DC, as a waterfront city and destination. This remarkable, mile-long stretch along the Potomac River comes to life with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented by
monumental views and a vibrant culture.
D.C. was the last in the DMV to implement a stay-at-home order and came after Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia sent down similar orders in their states.
Places like fish markets, meat markets and other types of food markets can be labeled as essential businesses under the stay-at-home order issued for the District.
The Wharf is home to multiple fish markets, seafood eateries and a variety of bars and restaurants. It is also a popular gathering spot for D.C. residents year-round and is also home to the popular music venue ‘The Anthem.’
Wharf Operating Status
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines, many Wharf events, activations, and recreational activities have been postponed. We have significantly increased cleaning and sanitation protocols in public spaces and essential transportation services to ensure they can continue to serve our community.
Parks, piers, streets, and open spaces – Remain open, visitors are urged to maintain social distancing
Public restrooms – Restrooms remain open with frequent sanitization and supply refills
Southwest Neighborhood Shuttle – SW Shuttle service is temporarily suspended and will resume May 1.
Wharf Jitney – Ferry service between Recreation Pier and East Potomac Park is temporarily suspended and will resume May 15.
Camp Wharf at the Firepit – The Firepit and Airstream s’mores trailer is closed until at least April 4. Upon reopening, the space will be demarcated in accordance with social distancing protocols
Buskers – Outdoor live music program is paused, to resume May 1.
Wharf Boathouse – Kayaks and Stand-up Paddleboards will be available for rent beginning May 1.
In addition to our increased sitewide cleaning measures, we are also practicing safe social distancing in our outdoor spaces for those who wish to enjoy the waterfront and outdoors. In accordance to CDC guidelines, outdoor furniture will be spread apart and on-site vehicular access will be restricted to allow pedestrians to spread out across pathways.
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