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.
Anacostia Park Management PlanThe National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) to guide future management of the park. To get the full details on the overview, background and meetings associated with this Management Plan click here
Click here for environmental assessment on the Anacostia Trail.
Wetlands Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment with Resident Canada Goose Management Strategies The finished Environmental Assessment is available for viewing at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens visitor center.
Anacostia Park is a unit of National Capital Parks - East, of the National Park Service and a historic model of river flood plain management. Anacostia is managed so one can explore our country's policy toward rivers from pre-Columbian times to the present enjoying public access to boat ramps, fishing, picnic areas and recreation fields. It serves as an multiple use park model to other cities, using the river flood plain for recreation, as a natural filter to maintain water quality, and to reduce flood damage. The plan was authorized by Congress in the early part of the 1900s. Several rare plant species for our area are protected in Anacostia Park, and the park is home to a variety of wildlife not common in urban areas such as otter and bald eagles.
Anacostia Park is managed by a site manager and a superintendent at park headquarters. For more information, call the site manager at (202) 472-3884. Click for more about National Capital Parks-East.
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