Fort Dupont Park offers many programs just for kids. Jr. Rangers programs are offered every Thursday at 3:30pm and meet at the Activity Center. Once a child has completed a certain number of activities through our Jr. Ranger book they are awarded with an official Jr. Ranger badge and certificate.
Each park in National Capital Parks-East has a different Jr. Ranger program and a child may take part in each one. This means that they can become official Jr. Rangers at several different parks, earning a badge and certificate at each park.
If transportation is problematic then your child can earn his or her Jr. Ranger badge and certificate by becoming a WebRanger.
Did You Know?
Every spring visitors to Fort Dupont Park experience the re-birth of several beautiful wildflowers, shrubs and trees, including the Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia L.) shown to the left. Mountain Laurel likes to grow in the Park's upland region along the ridge line in several civil war sites in and around the park. More...