The Arlington Boathouse Foundation

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Our Mission
To work with area governments to build a community boathouse facility south of Key Bridge in Rosslyn. The Boathouse will offer an important new point of access for local citizens to appreciate and enjoy the Potomac is one of the area's most precious natural and recreational resources as well as:

  • Create public access to the Potomac River in Arlington County.
  • Establish a home for the rowing programs of Arlington's three public high schools.
  • Provide water access for other area schools and non-motorized boaters.
  • Offer ecological and environmental education opportunities on the Potomac River.

Arlington Boathouse Update

Spring, 2018

2018 Update: Theodore Roosevelt Island Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment.

The National Park Service has embarked on a project to to consider the cultural landscape by creating a report and evironmental assessment (EA). The report, EA, and comments will guide the NPS on stewardship of the island and future projects. The outcomes of these items could have an impact on the area, including the proposed Arlington Boathouse site. The Arlington Boathouse Foundation, The Arlington BID, and the Arlington County Government have provided response. Below are links to all.

Link to the NPS project website

The NPS PDF about the project (large)

Arlington Boathouse Foundation response letter

Arlington County comments to CLR-EA

Arlington BID comments to CLR-EA


Older Boathouse Updates and Newsletters

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Please contact us at the address below.

Arlington Boathouse Foundation
P.O. Box 7458
Arlington, Va 22207

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The Arlington Boathouse Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

A financial statement is available upon written request from the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs.

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