Plan Your Visit

Open Year Round

Closed just 3 days out the year, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens welcomes visitors throughout the year. You can bundle up and walk the trails for winter birding, you can see the park come to life in spring as robins return, you can see our famous lotus flowers bloom before closing up during mid day heat (late June-July), and you can, of course, come during fall to enjoy the crisp cool air and vibrant leaves as you picnic. Regardless of what you're in the mood for, there is an ever changing pallet of activities for ALL throughout the year.

A bee covered in pollen, flying around the center of a lotus.

From bee stings to poison ivy, it's always good to know what you're getting into.

The boardwalk during sunrise with a tree with no leaves

Find out what is accessible and what is available for visitors with special needs.

Blue heron flying off of a snowy river bank

Find out about all upcoming events.

The front of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Visitor Center.
Basic Information

Learn more about the park, its hours, pet information, safety concerns, and what the weather might be like.

The front of the DC metro train
Directions and Transportation

Whether you plan on biking, taking the metro, or driving, it's good to know how to get where you're going.

The picnic area with picnic table in the fall with leaves on the ground
Things To Do

Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, there's always something to do. Learn about events and opportunities held at the park.

Last updated: April 30, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1900 Anacostia Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020


202 692-6080

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