Open 362 days a year, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens welcomes visitors with blanketed white snow in winter, fresh green sprouts in spring, to lush green hot summers, and painted foliage during the fall.
Go birding on the boardwalk in the winter. Witness the sights and sounds that fill the park as everything comes to life in the spring. In late June and July, see our famous water lilies and large lotus flowers take center stage in the early morning, opening up to display their beauty for a few hours until the mid-day heat forces them to close. Visit during the fall to feel the crisp cool air and see leaves splashed with color. There are a variety of activities and experiences for ALL to enjoy throughout the year.
At Kenilworth Park, Athletic Fields (Burroughs Street and Kenilworth Avenue NE) visitors play sports and paddle along the Anacostia River. Kenilworth Marsh is a natural habitat where raptors punctuate the winter sky and marsh wrens design their summer songs.
Last updated: August 4, 2016