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    Anacostia

    Park District of Columbia

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  • Road Closure 9/21/2014

    Anacostia Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic from Nicholson Ave to Good Hope Rd on Sept 21st, 2014 from 6 am-12 pm due to "Voices Against Brain Cancer" 5k Race. More »

A River of Unexpected Opportunities

Listen! Beneath the bustle of Washington, DC, the song of a meadowlark joins the sounds of friends, families, and fun. Authorized almost a hundred years ago as a multiple use park, Anacostia Park serves as a playground while protecting the natural scenery and water quality of the Anacostia River. The park serves as an example of how far-sighted urban planning serves today’s generation as well.

Did You Know?

brown cattails against a clear blue fall sky

Cattails may be among the most useful plants in North America. Almost all parts of the plant were eaten providing year round food. The brown fuzzy part has shown antibacterial properties. The leaves can be made into many household goods including shingles for the house. More...