Alerts & Conditions


Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is open year-round. Check current park hours.

When visiting Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, please keep in mind:

There are no vending services available.

Those who come to visit can take steps to recreate responsibly by:

  • Protecting vegetation and avoiding ticks by staying on established paths.
  • Staying hydrated by bringing your own water and hand sanitizer.
  • Checking the weather conditions and being prepared.

We are excited to welcome you to the gardens!

A green heron stands near a pond
A green heron stands on a lotus reed at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Charlene Johnson

May at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

The water lilies are back! The first water lilies of the year are now blooming at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. By the end of may we will have lots of lilies to enjoy and we may see our first lotus flower before Memorial Day. The park is alive with frogs, turtles, snakes (non-venomous) and many birds! The kingbirds, indigo buntings, orchard orioles and green herons are all back in the park! Come out and visit the aquatic oasis in May!

Last updated: May 1, 2024

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1900 Anacostia Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020


202 692-6080

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