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.


Snow covers an icy pond and a wooded trail

Winter Wonderland

Witness the wonders that Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens has to offer in the colder months. Winter residents plus winter temperatures equals winter beauty!

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Kids look at something a ranger is pointing to

Park Programs

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

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Volunteer with the Park

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

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A pink opal winter hardy water lily blossoms between two lily pads

Water Flowers for a War Veteran

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

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