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Contact: Emily Linroth, 202-619-7156
Grab your skates and join us for a roller skating party at Anacostia Park to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service on August 27. Take a spin in the only roller skating pavilion in the entire National Park System while DJs play your favorite hits from the 1970s.
"This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of the skating pavilion," Anacostia Park Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail said. "We're bringing back the spirit of the 1970s urban park movement and 'Summer in the Parks' and inviting everyone to come celebrate in your neighborhood national park!"
When: Saturday, August 27
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion, 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, DC, 20020
Check out classic cars and a six-foot-high disco ball, free skate for 100 minutes to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service, and watch performances from skating groups including the Anacostia Rollers, DC-ICE and Roll Train.
Join the D.C. Trail Rangers for a special bike tour at 4:30 highlighting the history and ecology of the Anacostia River, eat birthday cake at 5:45, and wear your best 70s attire for the costume contest at 7:30.
There is no entrance fee and roller skate rentals are free. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and pack a picnic or bring a grill.
About the National Park Service. The National Park Service cares for 412 national parks across the country and offers interesting history and outdoor fun for everyone. We are working to make Anacostia Park a signature urban park that improves people's lives and protects the quality and resiliency of the Anacostia River ecosystem. The park provides inspirational natural spaces easily accessible to area residents and visitors and offers a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities. To learn more about Anacostia Park visit www.nps.gov/anac.