Where Water and Wind Dance

In an age old dance wind, water, and land combine here.  Sparkling in the sun on a breezy day, this natural area of Anacostia Park has origins in a 1926 act of Congress to preserve the forests, water quality, and recreation value of the waterways of Washington, DC.  The park reflects the policies that affect rivers and wetlands.  Come, join the dance.

Features

Big bumble bee on eastern red bud flower.

"Spring" Into Life!

Wondering if there's more than the summer lotus flower and water lilies? Come explore the park during Springtime and see it come alive with color!

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Park Programs

Park Programs

Looking for something in particular? Come check out what programs are offered at the park!

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Volunteer

Volunteer with The Park

Interested in Volunteering? Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, relax and to make new friends.

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FALL Web Feature

Season to "FALL" in love.

Leaves explode into color and reflections dance off the ponds, as the ever so beautiful Fall season blankets the gardens

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Art in the Park

Art in the Park

Let nature inspire your inner artist and create your own masterpieces using the park as your landscape! Learn the history and see art from the past!

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A pink opal winter hardy water lily was developed here by Helen Fowlser.

Water Flowers For a War Veteran

A home sick Civil War veteran from Maine started the Aquatic Gardens as a hobby with a few wild water lilies in a single pond.

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