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    Anacostia

    Park District of Columbia

Plan Your Visit

Anacostia Park is success story of an urban environment. Authorized by Congress in 1926 to be one of the first U.S. flood plain projects to incorporate multiple uses, the park is one of the region's largest and most important recreational areas as well as an important natural resource.

Downstream are hundreds of acres for athletic events, picnicking, biking, walking, and fishing. Anacostia Park Pavilion has some 3300 square feet of space for roller skating and special events. The Langston Golf Course offers an 18-hole course as well as a driving range. Three concession-operated marinas, four boat clubs, and a public boat ramp provide access to the tidal Anacostia River for recreational boating. Visitors are encouraged to relax or get some exercise


Picnics, bike riding, and walking are allowed through most of the park, but grilling is restricted. See the reservation section for more information on reserving an area. Special Use Permit application.

Skates are available at the pavilion, but call the park ahead of time at (202) 472-3884 to ensure availability.

Basic Information to Anacostia Park.
Directions and Transportation to Anacostia Park.
Safety at Anacostia Park.
Accessibility at Anacostia Park.

Save a crab, rescue an oyster. Trash from here ends up in the Chesapeake Bay where it destroys fin and shell fish habitat. Help keep oysters on the picnic table and stimulate your creative energy through the Leave No Trace Program.

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