Directions

Fort Dupont Park is located in Southeast Washington, DC., east of the Anacostia River. It is not near Dupont Circle.

The Park is bounded by Minnesota Avenue to the west; Ely Place and Ridge Roads to the north; Alabama Avenue to the east; and Massachusetts Avenue to the south. The main driving entrances to the park are Fort Davis Drive and Ridge Road; Fort Davis Drive and Massachusetts Avenue; and Randle Circle and Fort Dupont Drive.

Public Transit

To get to Fort Dupont Park please consider using public transit.

The closest metro rail stops are Potomac Avenue and Minnesota Avenue on the orange line, Benning Road on the blue line. Fort Dupont Park is served by several Metrobus routes. The most direct buses are the V7 and U2 buses on weekdays, or the V8 bus on weekends. To obtain directions using public transportation, use Metro's website.

Capital Bike Share

The D.C. Department of Transportation's Capital Bike share program offers a limited number of bikes at each metro station. Once you arrive at Fort Dupont Park you can drop the bikes off at the Randle Circle entrance of the Park. Click here to view information and maps of DCDOT's Bike share program.

Walking or biking?

Visitors can walk or bike the Hiker/Biker trail three miles south to Fort Dupont Park, starting at Fort Mahan Park (adjacent to the Minnesota Metro station), or walk 1.5 miles along Texas Avenue S.E. from the Benning Road metro station. For more information on the Hiker/Biker trail please click here.

Want to drive?

If traveling by car please use the following address for reference:

3600 F and Minnesota St S.E. Washington, DC 20019

If coming from the Virginia (I-395N) or downtown:

Take Pennsylvania Ave. to Minnesota Ave. and make a left. Travel 0.5 miles and turn right onto Randle Circle. Enter the Park at Fort Dupont Drive (the last exit in the rotary).

If coming from Maryland and East of the city:

Take Pennsylvania Ave. to Minnesota Ave. and turn right. Travel 0.5 miles and turn right onto Randle Circle. Enter the Park at Fort Dupont Drive (the last exit in the rotary).


Parking:
Parking near Randle Circle is at the Fort Dupont Activity Center Parking lot on Fort Dupont Drive.
Parking for Lanham Estates Picnic Area or to view the historic earthworks use the park entrance off of Alabama Avenue and this entrance drive connects to the parking area.
Concert and Event Parking
Please respect our neighbors and park in designated event parking lots only, not the surrounding neighborhood. Parking is limited during the summer concerts so consider taking public transportation or carpooling with friends.

  • General Parking
  1. Lawn Parking located at 3600 F Street SE
  2. Fort Dupont Ice Arena Parking Lot at 3779 Ely Place SE
  • Handicap Parking

Handicap Accessible Parking requires a valid handicap sticker or placard on your car. Enter the park at Randle Circle and park in the Fort Dupont Activity Center Lot. Please visit our Summer Theatre webpage for more information.

To speak to park staff regarding parking and hours during the concert series please contact the Activity Center at 202-426-7723.

Last updated: April 22, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

National Capitol Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive SE

Washington, DC 20020

Phone:

202-829-2163

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