Outdoor Activities

small brown lap dog, being held up next to lotus with its tongue out.

Friends of Kenilworth

Hiking, birding, photography, painting, and more are possible within the confines of Kenilworths historical landscape. The trails are short ranging from 1/3 mile to 1/2 mile, going in a loop. There are benches to enjoy the views that invite you to linger or just have a small picnic so you can relax while a friend is photographing lotus, cooking is prohibited however. Birding is excellent all year. Many visitors come by canoe to explore the marsh. If you're looking to bring your best friend, dogs are allowed in the park, but must be on a leash at all times.

The River trail connects Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to the Anacostia Bike Trail.
Sunrise along the river trail, which connects Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to the Anacostia Bike Trail.

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Hiking and Biking

Inside Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, there is a half mile loop around the ponds and a .25 mile boardwalk above the freshwater tidal marsh. The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are linked to the Anacostia Bike Trial via a .25 mile connector trail. From the Anacostia Bike Trail you can go north to Blandensburg MD, or south to Anacostia Park and then cross the Anacostia River to get to downtown Washington DC.

Last updated: November 4, 2021

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1900 Anacostia Ave SE
Washington , DC 20020


202 692-6080

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