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A new water park

The 11th Street Bridge in Washington, D.C. is being reimagined. Now, old piers jut out of the water. But soon it will look much different, with outdoor performance spaces, fruit orchards, and bicycle paths on the drawing board. An area roughly the size of three football fields, it is being billed as D.C.’s version of New York’s High Line Park, connecting Capitol Hill and the historic Anacostia neighborhood. The final design will be selected around mid-October. See the designs and vote.

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Photo: OMA + OLIN Balmori Associates and Cooper, Robertson & Partners Stoss Landscape Urbanism and Höweler + Yoon Architecture

Another successful aquathon

Marathons may steal the headlines, but not in Laguna Beach. There, the aquathon rules, held every September since 1986. Participants swim and walk from cove to cove in 68-degree waters. The eight-mile course starts at Emerald Bay and ends at Monarch Beach. Bill Clinton once attended the event.

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