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.
Lotus & Water Lily Festival 2013
Celebrate "Beyond Borders: Showcasing Lotus & Water Lily as Cultural Icons from Africa & Asia" as the theme for this years Lotus & Water Lily FestivalRead More
Dynamic Author and Public Speaker Audrey Peterman
Join us as Audrey Peterman shares her work and words about linking African Americans to the wonders of America's National ParksRead 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?
Old Washington, DC was a place of rivers. Compare the map here to a current river map. Where did the rivers go?