Roller Skating

Anacostia Skating Pavilion
Anacostia Park skating pavilion, 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, D.C.

NPS: M.Marquez

Take a spin at the only roller skating pavilion in a national park!


Free skate rentals are available on weekends and holidays beginning Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27). During the summer when school is not in session skate rental is seven days a week. Starting August 20th, free skate rentals are available every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day.
Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Weekends: 11:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Roller skates are free to check out with a valid I.D. Call (202) 472-3884 for availability.
Roller Skating

NPS: M.Marquez

The skating pavilion is located at 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, D.C., near the DC-295 and Pennsylvania Ave. SE interchange. Via DC-295, exit onto eastbound Pennsylvania Ave. SE, take the first right onto Fairlawn Ave. SE, then the first right onto Nicholson Drive SE, right onto Anacostia Drive, then proceed to the parking area.

Public Transportation
Visit WMATA for fares and route details.
Bus: The U2, V7, and V9 buses service the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. SE and Fairlawn Drive. From that corner, walk west on Fairlawn, turn right onto Nicholson Drive, right on Anacostia Drive, and then straight to the skating pavilion.
Metro: Exit at Potomac Ave. station on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines. Walk southeast along Pennsylvania Ave. SE, and cross the bridge. If crossing from the north side of the bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left to follow the trail to Anacostia Drive and continue straight to the right to the skating pavilion. If crossing the south side of the bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge, follow the path to the right to Anacostia Drive, then turn right on Anacostia Drive and continue straight to the skating pavilion.
A roller skater holds another in the air

'70s-Themed Roller Skating Party

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service by partying at the roller skating pavilion on Saturday, August 27!

Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion

NPS: M.Marquez

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1900 Anacostia Drive, S.E.
Washington, DC 20020


(202) 472-3884
Headquarters (202) 690-5185 Visitor Information (skate pavilion) 202-472-3884

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