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.
As areas outside the park are developed many animals, unexpected in an urban area, are turning up here. One may find fox, mink, and otter. Trying to balance the management goals of an aquatic garden and a wetland area make this a unique habitat for wildlife.
Winter is the best time to see these as leaves are off the trees, but keep in mind that the wildlife is wild. Do not approach any animals you might see.
Our hours avoid some hungry wildlife.
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...