Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
District of Columbia

Plan Your Visit


Open Year Round

Closed just 3 days out the year, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens welcomes visitors with blanketed white snow in winter, fresh green sprouts and sounds in spring, to lush green hot summers, and painted fall foliage during fall. Come visit and experience all seasons throughout the year.

Come out and walk the boardwalk for winter birding. See the park come to life during spring as the sights and sounds wake up and fill the park. Early summer mornings are prime time to see our famous water lilies and large lotus flower as they take center stage before closing up during mid day heat (late June-July). Come during fall and enjoy crisp cool air and splashed water colors as the leaves dance with color. There is an ever changing pallet of activities for ALL throughout the year.

At Kenilworth Park, Athletic Fields (Burroughs Street and Kenilworth Avenue NE) visitors paint life with the excitement of soccer and football, or paddle up stream along the Anacostia River. Kenilworth Marsh is a natural habitat where raptors punctuate the winter sky and marsh wrens design their summer songs.


GPS Address

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

1550 Anacostia Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20019


Park Programs:

Do you want to join a ranger to explore the wonders of Kenilworth? Each season we offer tours and programs.

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Seasons of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens throughout the year.

NPS Photo: M. Marquez

Last updated: June 28, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1900 Anacostia Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020


(202) 692-6080

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