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.
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/
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