Park Programs

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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!


Garden Walks

The ponds are home to beautiful water lilies and sacred lotuses. Join a park ranger and take a stroll through a floral paradise.
Garden Walks are held DAILY at 10:00 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.



Bird Walk

Bird walk with a Park Ranger. With an amazing total of 231 species of birds, the Aquatic Gardens is a great place for bird watching. Along the ponds, in the marsh off the boardwalk, or through the wooded river trail, how many birds will you see? Binoculars and field guides are provided.
Meet at the Visitor Center, program starts at 8:00 a.m.
April 4, 2015
April 19, 2015
May 10, 2015
May 17, 2015
May 24, 2015
May 31, 2015



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.
Meet in the front of the visitor center.
January 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
January 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
March 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

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. ALL Ages welcome!
Meet at the Visitor Center, program starts at 12:00 p.m.
April 5, 2015
May 10, 2015
May 24, 2015
June 7, 2015

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Creature Feature

If you are a park goer that wants a guaranteed chance to see some of Kenilworth's wildlife up close, then Creature Feature is the right program for you. Visitors will have a chance to join a park ranger for a guided program which will both explain the park's animals as well as give you an opportunity to interact with them. Program is geared for visitors of all age ranges and groups.

Program is held EVERY Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. starting March 28, 2015.

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