Laws & Policies

Temporary Closure of Comfort Stations

The comfort stations at Randall Circle, Lanham Estates, and Ridge Road will be temporarily closed to the public. Read the Record of Determination.


Security for Summer Concert Series

Read the Record of Determination for information about the designated security access points, as well as information about partial and temporary closures of some park areas before the concerts.



As of February 22, 2010, federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to local and state firearms laws.

Visitors are responsible for knowing, understanding, and complying with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering Fort Dupont Park. As a starting point, please visit the District of Columbia’s website and the District of Columbia Attorney General's website. See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25, and Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45.

Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in federal facilities. At Fort Dupont Park, these facilities include the activity center, summer concert area, and maintenance facility. Signs at the public entrances inform visitors that firearms are prohibited inside these facilities.

Unmanned Aircraft

Read the Record of Determination that prohibits the launching, landing, or operation of unmanned aircraft at sites administered by National Capital Parks-East.

Last updated: June 29, 2017

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1900 Anacostia Drive SE

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