Things To Do
VOLUNTEER! Fort Dupont offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Trail maintenance, Concert Staff, Park clean-up, community service hours, invasive plant removal, Historic research, informative programs, community assistance and education, administrative duties.
Fort Dupont Summer Theatre
Fort Dupont Concerts-Join the National Park Service at Fort Dupont Park for the Summer Concert Series. The National Park Service has sponsored The Fort Dupont Summer Concert series at the Summer Theatre for over thirty years in Southeast Washington D.C. Bring your picnic basket and blanket to the park as some of the best nationally and locally known artists sooth you with sound on summer evenings. The free concerts are on Saturday evenings in July and August. Our Ranger tent offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to learn about the Park and become involved with their community.
A "park for all seasons" describes the 376 rolling wooded acres that make up one of the largest parks in all of Washington. Picnics, nature walks, Civil War programs, gardening, environmental education, music, skating, sports, and youth programs are among the varied seasonal activities possible at this spacious area east of the Anacostia River.
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...