Changes to Visitor Service due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Please check the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Nature & Science
Click here for a partial species list (200 Kb PDF) of one small section of Anacostia Park for an idea of what you might see here.
For over 70 years, Anacostia Park has been an experiment in providing recreational opportunities through a managed flood plain. In those years the economy has had its ups and downs. The Park Service has learned more on the importance of flood plain resources, and wetland restorations have been occurring as funding allows. The latest restoration finished was at Kingman Lake, but other restorations of wetlands are occurring for wildlife habitat, flood control and bio-diversity for the future. All of these decisions take place in the public eye. Feel free to contact the park staff for more information on past or planned restorations.
The Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail project was signed to approve the project.
Please click on the Animals and Plants buttons to the left for additional information for National Capital Park-East sites in the Anacostia River Watershed.
Did You Know?
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...