Changes to Visitor Services 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.
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.
All Year Park
All year long the dance of sun an water can be enjoyed. Explore the wetlands to see an area that supported a civilization for thousands of years.Read More
Discover Life Cycles Where They Happen
Many flowering plants depend on a specific pollinator. Many pollinators depend on a particular plant. See it happen here.Read More
A Visitor's Guide to National Capital Parks-East
Beyond the Capital is the source for information and events in National Capital Parks-East.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
The great blue heron is a year round resident of Washington, DC. This past year they have been helpful eating invasive fish. More...