The long-term future of the RFK Stadium Campus is dependent on conversations and decisions between the federal government and officials in the District of Columbia.
Events DC looks forward to working with the White House, Congress and DC leaders to transfer the entire 190-acre RFK Campus parcel back to the District so residents and the community at large can decide the best uses for the site.
Developing DC’s Newest Recreation Destination
Today, the RFK Campus is our bold vision for turning parking lots into event spaces and play places. Built on and around the former parking lots surrounding the historic RFK Stadium, the multi-year redevelopment project including The Fields at RFK Campus, opened in 2019, is already a dynamic community hub for sports, recreation and culture.
Transforming Asphalt into Adventures
Over the past few years, we transformed acres of asphalt into opportunities for sports and entertainment adventures. The Fields at RFK Campus, RFK Festival Grounds and Skate Park at RFK Campus were completed in the first phase of DC’s vibrant new community-focused recreation destination.
Events DC led a robust community engagement effort prior to the construction of the Fields at RFK. Other long-term ideas generated from community stakeholders during this process include:
- Market Hall: Already hailed by The New York Times as the #1 place to visit in 2020 for its culture and dining scene, DC will give foodies a new place to flock for fresh food and world-class dining with a new Market Hall at the RFK Campus.
- Sports and Recreation Complex: Adding to the outdoor options already available at the Fields, a state-of-the-art Sports and Recreation Complex will invite you in for family, youth and amateur sports, fitness and fun.
- Pedestrian Bridges: Connect communities east of the Anacostia River to the RFK Campus, and give visitors a bridge to exploring the District’s open spaces and views.
- Robert F. Kennedy Memorial: In place of RFK Stadium, a planned memorial would give people from around the world a place to learn more about the Campus’ namesake and honor Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy.