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    Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

    District of Columbia

Park Programs

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M. Marquez

Junior Ranger Program

Get your Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center and explore the park through cross word puzzles, picture games, scavenger hunts and more while learning about aquatic habitats and the National Park. Complete and turn in to the Ranger at the visitor center for your Junior Ranger award!


Pond Tours

Come explore and take a stroll around the aquatic gardens of Kenilworth. We will look at all aspects of pond life including varieties of plants, turtles, frogs, dragonflies and birds.
Saturdays and Sundays from September 6th through October 26th. Meet at the visitor center 10:00 a.m.


Bird Walk

Fall Bird walk with a Park Ranger. The aquatic gardens is home to many types of birds. Along the ponds, in the marsh off the boardwalk, or through the wooded river trail, how many winter birds will you see? Binoculars and field guides are provided.
Bird walk dates and times are listed below:
9/20/2014 at 8:00 a.m meet at the front of the visitor center
10/5//2014 at 8:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center


Nature Walk

Join a Park Ranger and explore the ponds, marsh, and woodlands and search for birds, reptiles, insects, and mammals. What will you see on the nature walk?
Come join a Park Ranger and explore the park on our Nature Walks!
Nature Walk dates and times are listed below.

9/7/2014 at 9:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
11/2/2014 at 9:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
12/14/2014 at 9:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.


Who Dirtied The River?

Come out to one of the last remaining types of habitat here in DC and learn more about the Anacostia River and why it should be protected! Program will include a presentation on the importance of the Anacostia River ecosystem and a brief outdoor activity. Dates and times listed below.
Wednesday's from 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m starting September 3rd through December 10th 2014.
Meet in the front of the visitor center.
Call to schedule and make reservations with a Ranger (202) 692-6080

Art in the Park
With so many beautiful images and colors the aquatic gardens display it seems as if the landscape is a painting in a museum! Come see for yourself and let nature inspire your inner artist and create your own masterpiece. Join a Park Ranger and walk the gardens to learn and see some of the parks history and paintings from the past. Then create your own artwork and masterpieces through your eyes.
Paint, water colors, paper, color pencils, and brushes are All included. Dates and times listed below. ALL Ages welcome!
October 12th, 2014. At 12:00 p.m.
October 26th, 2014. At 12:00 p.m.
November 2nd, 2014. At 12:00 p.m.
November 9th, 2014. At 12:00 p.m.
November 16th, 2014. At 12:00 p.m.
November 23rd, 2014. At 12:00 p.m.
November 30th, 2014. At 12:00 p.m.
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What Is That Tree?
Join a Ranger to learn and identify trees along the river trail, aquatic ponds and boardwalk.
Every Monday and Saturday from September 1st through December 29th. 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.









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