River Park is a housing cooperative, or co-op, community of townhouses and apartments located on 11 park-like acres in the Southwest Waterfront, a residential neighborhood in Southwest Washington, D.C., designed by the renowned Mid-century modern architect Charles M. Goodman.
A housing cooperative, or co-op, is a legal entity, usually a cooperative or corporation, which owns real estate, consisting of one or more residential buildings. The corporation is membership-based, with membership granted by purchasing a share in the cooperative. Each shareholder in the legal entity is granted the right to occupy one housing unit.
Located one block from the Waterfront Metro Station, River Park is close to all the major highways — 395, 295, Route 1, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, colloquially known as the G.W. Parkway — with easy access to Georgetown and Capitol Hill. River Park is just a short walk to the MarketSW (open from spring to fall), the Southwest DC Community Farmers Market (open from spring to fall), Arena Stage, The Wharf, the Maine Avenue Fish Market, the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution museums, Audi Field (the home soccer stadium for D.C. United), and Nationals Park (the home baseball park for the Washington Nationals).
River Park was a pioneer in black and whites living together when it opened in May 1962. This was unique at the time because that same year, in September 1962, the United States Commission on Civil Rights issued a report, "Civil Rights U.S.A./Housing in Washington, D.C.," which found that "District housing is segregated in a very real sense."
Monthly member fee includes:
River Park does not maintain a list of units for sale or rent. If you want to access River Park sale or rental information, contact a real estate agent or visit a real estate website.
Buyers must request a copy of the bylaws and member’s manual from their seller.
Please note, all loans to purchase a unit at River Park must be made through a bank that has signed a recognition agreement with River Park. As of September 2017, those banks are listed in alphabetical order below. This list is subject to change without notice. Before prospective buyers begin the financing process they should contact the River Park office at (202) 484-3180.
Phone: (571) 265-2730
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Phone: (703) 326-9711
National Cooperative Bank (NCB)
G. Ryan Greer
Vice President, Loan Officer
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Office: (202) 349-7455
Office: (202) 349-7455
PHH Mortgage Corporation
Phone: (888) 777-4115
Phone: (301) 656-0705
Chip Dodson, Jr.
Phone: (301) 962-4649
Phone: (202) 271-1833
4849 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
Office: (202) 537-3552
River Park, an 11-acre cooperative in Southwest DC designed by mid-century modernist architect Charles M. Goodman and landscape architect Eric Paepcke, recently began a campus-wide rehabilitation of its grounds. The work at the property, located at 4th St. SW and Delaware Ave. SW, is part of a wider capital improvement plan intended to upgrade infrastructure, improve service reliability and increase member satisfaction. The capital improvement projects are being funded, in part, by an $8.6 million loan from National Cooperative Bank.View Original Article
Washington is home to myriad mid-century residential buildings by nationally known architects. The most unique among these is the River Park development, located on 4th Street SW between N and O Streets. Its aluminum details and barrel-roofed townhouses stand out in a sea of concrete and brick boxes.View Original Article
Although Nina Dunham was born in the “Mad Men” era, she had never gravitated toward mid-century modern design. But when she walked into an airy 1960s lobby in Southwest Washington’s River Park, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, bright-blue tiles and low-slung Knoll furniture, she felt at home.View Original Article
In 50 years, River Park in Southwest D.C. has gone from ahead of its time to oddly old-fashioned to, at least in the eyes of some, cool again.View Original Article
The barrel-roof townhouses of River Park are Campbell’s soup cans, halved the long way, balanced on top of metal cubes two blocks from Southwest Washington’s Waterfront Metro station. They are called “houses” — because people live in them, and really, what else could they be called? — but they are architectural punch lines, visual acid trips, the left-behind parts of the secret UFO that docked down by the waterfront half a century ago and then flew away before anyone caught it on camera.View Original Article
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River Park’s southwest location is convenient by car, foot, bike, and Metro. We are close to all the major highways — 395, 295, Route 1, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, colloquially known as the G.W. Parkway — with easy access to Georgetown and Capitol Hill. Within one block you’ll find the Waterfront Metro Station, Safeway, CVS, an organic cleaner, restaurants, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a Capital Bikeshare station, the MarketSW (open from spring to fall), and the Southwest DC Community Farmers Market (open from spring to fall). Within just a few further blocks are Arena Stage, The Wharf, the Maine Avenue Fish Market, Audi Field (the home soccer stadium for D.C. United), Nationals Park (the home baseball park for the Washington Nationals), The Yards Park, the Titanic Memorial, a public library, schools, churches, more restaurants, parks, the Southwest Heritage Trail, marinas, cruise boats, and water taxis. River Park is also within walking distance to the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution museums, the U.S. Capitol, the Tidal Basin, and L’Enfant Plaza as well as the annual Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, which concludes the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
You can access River Park via 4th and N Streets, S.W., from the Waterfront Metro or Capital Bikeshare stations.
If you’re driving, it is easiest to find parking on Delaware Avenue.