Accessible parking for visitors with disabilities is located on Anacostia Avenue between Polk St. and Ord St. NE near the park entrance.
The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail is a great way to get to the Lotus and Water Lily Festival. Enjoy a 20-minute bike ride along the scenic Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, starting from the Anacostia Skating Pavilion (1500 Anacostia Drive SE) to the festival site. You can also bike the Anacostia River Trail from Bladensburg, Md., to Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens.
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens is located at 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE.
What to Bring
Water stations will be provided for visitors to fill reusable water bottles.
Food will be on sale from a variety of vendors, but feel free to bring a picnic or snacks.
Picnic tables will be provided in the viewing area for performances. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Dogs on leash are allowed at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and owners are responsible for picking up waste.
What Not to Bring
No alcohol is allowed at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.
Visitors are highly encouraged to text LILYFEST to 888777 to receive the latest updates about the Lotus and Water Lily Festival and emergency alerts. The service is free, but carrier message rates may apply.
If driving to the festival, don’t leave valuables in your car, and park only in the designated parking areas mentioned above.
If you see something say something! Call U.S. Park Police at 202-617-7500.