• Lotus Flower

    Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

    District of Columbia

Outdoor Activities

Hiking, birding, photography, painting, and more are possible. While trails are short (less than a mile each way) and do not loop, there are benches to enjoy the views and invite you to linger. Birding is excellent all year. Many come by canoe to explore the marsh.

Small picnics (no cooking) are allowed in the park so one can relax while a friend is photographing lotus.

Friendly dogs are allowed in the park, but must be on a leash at all times.

Did You Know?

water beading on a lotus leaf

The top of the lotus leaf is covered with wax pebbles, making it better at shedding water than a plain wax surface. This surface is being copied for rain ware. More...