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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 »

Bicycling Information

Pedestrians and cyclists may enter the park via Good Hope Road, Nicholson Street, or through the rear fence near the Anacostia Metro Station Parking Lot.

A foot bridge to Anacostia Park is located at 1601 16th Street near the District of Columbia Sports and Fitness Complex and Anacostia Senior High School.

There is also a staircase and a paved walkway leading directly from the Sousa Bridge into Anacostia Park near the intersection of Nicholson Street and Anacostia Drive.

There are many bike trails near the park. For more on this and a map go to http://bikewashington.org/trails/

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...